Classic Telescopes: A Guide to Collecting, Restoring, and by Neil English

By Neil English

Classic telescopes are of curiosity to beginner astronomers for quite a few purposes. There are the committed creditors, yet there also are many amateurs who love the nostalgia they motivate. those telescopes "feel" diverse from any modern telescope and maybe have a distinct skill to reconnect the landlord to a bygone age of craftmanship. This booklet takes a glance at conventional telescopes equipped through the good software makers of the 18th and nineteenth centuries, really the dynastic telescope makers, together with Dollond, Alvan Clark, Thomas Cooke & Sons, and Carl Zeiss. additionally incorporated are lesser luminaries reminiscent of John Brashear, John Calver, William Wray, Henry Fitz, and William Henry Mogey.

'Classic Telescopes' covers the foremost gains of the telescopes designed by means of those brands, and exhibits how a heady mix of industry traits, device , and pedigree will dictate their costs at public sale. 'Classic Telescopes' additionally exhibits the reader how to define genuine offers! Interviews with best vintage telescope creditors (and clients) give you the top advice of prospecting for a real acquisition.

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