This book provides an introduction to the design of a variety of telescopes, mounts, and drives suitable for the home-constructor. Projects include instruments that range from a shoestring budget to specialist devices that are not commercially available. The skill level of each project is indicated and advice is provided as to what is sensible to construct, given what is commercially available. Hints and tips are included, as well as listings of reputable mail order sources of materials and components.
This is the first volume of a monumental work that will provide a complete treatment of all theoretical aspects of reflecting telescope optics. It addresses all specialists in the field, both within the astronomical community and in industry, and, consequently, particular emphasis is placed on subjects such as practical alignment, test techniques, and maintenance aspects. Whereas the second volume will concentrate on technical aspects and modern developments, this one is devoted to the theory of reflecting telescope optics and, together with the historical development, it will also prove to be useful to students. This book has real classic potential.
This book is designed for upper division courses in astronomy and as a reference for science professionals. The subject areas of astronomy and astrophysics have grown tremendously during the last few decades. New developments in radio astronomy and recent data retrieved from NASAs Hubble Space Telescope have resulted in many discoveries and created new interest in the study of the universe. Using four-color throughout, Astronomy & Astrophysics describes the different techniques and instruments employed in the study of the universe and the results obtained with discussion on both theory and observation. The book covers topics such as, minor planets, radio astronomy, astronomical telescopes, measurement of solar brightness distribution, black holes, and the Einstein effect. A CD-ROM with color figures and simulations accompanies the book.
Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts aims to present a comprehensive documen tation of the literature concerning all aspects of astronomy, astrophysics, and their border fields. It is devoted to the recording, summarizing, and indexing of the relevant publications throughout the world. Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts is prepared by a special department of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut under the auspices of the International Astronomical Union. Volume 43 records literature published in 1987 and received before August 15, 1987. Some older documents which we received late and which are not surveyed in earlier volumes are included too. We acknowledge with thanks contributions of our colleagues all over the world. We also express our gratitude to all organiza tions, observatories, and publishers which provide us with complimentary copies of their publications. Starting with Volume 33, all the recording, correction, and data processing work was done by means of computers. The recording was done by our technical staff members Ms. Helga Ballmann, Ms. Beate Gobel, Ms. Monika Kohl, Ms. Sylvia Matyssek, Ms. Doris Schmitz-Braunstein, Ms. Utta-Barbara Stegemann. Mr. Jochen Heidt and Mr. Kristopher Polzine supported our task by careful proof reading. It is a pleasure to thank them all for their encouragement. Heidelberg, October 1987 The Editors Contents Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Concordance Relation: PHYS-AAA 3 Abbreviations 5 Periodicals, Proceedings, Books, Activities 001 Periodicals . . . . . . . . . . . 10 002 Bibliographical Publications, Documentation, Catalogues, Data Bases 50 003 Books ...... .