Telescopes, Eyepieces And Astrographs by Gregory Hallock Smith, Roger Ceragioli and Richard Berry

Telescopes, Eyepieces And Astrographs by Gregory Hallock Smith, Roger Ceragioli and Richard Berry
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  • The Telescopes, Eyepieces And Astrographs by Gregory Hallock Smith, Roger Ceragioli and Richard Berry is an excellent source for start up astronomers seeking to learn what astronomical optics will best fit their needs.
  • 596 pages
  • Hardcover
  • Willmann-Bell, Inc.
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Telescopes, Eyepieces And Astrographs by Gregory Hallock Smith, Roger Ceragioli and Richard Berry


The Telescopes, Eyepieces And Astrographs by Gregory Hallock Smith, Roger Ceragioli and Richard Berry is an excellent source for start up astronomers seeking to learn what astronomical optics will best fit their needs.

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Gregory Hallock Smith is an optical engineer and lens designer. He first became interested in optics and astronomy in 1954 at age 13. In 1972, he received his Ph.D. from the Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona. Since that time, he has held optical engineering positions at several major corporations and research institutions. His experience ranges over such areas as astronomical instruments, photographic techniques, image intensifiers, optics education, and optics for military and NASA spacecraft. He designed all the camera lenses for the highly successful Mars Exploration Rover program. His published works include the books Practical Computer-Aided Lens Design and Camera Lenses: From Box Camera to Digital. Dr. Smith is now an independent optical design consultant.

Roger Ceragioli was a professional optician and worked for the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory Mirror Lab, specializing in meter-class optics. He has designed and built hundreds of optical components during his career. More recently, he has produced designs for commercial companies — some of these are currently on the amateur astronomy market. Another interest of his is in the history of telescopes, where he has several publications. He holds advanced degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University (Ph.D.)

Richard Berry has been an amateur astronomer and telescope maker for as long as he can remember. At age 13, he ground and polished his first telescope mirror, and went on the complete a dozen more telescopes. Early in his career, he built payloads launched on Black Brant research rockets, tested and certified components flown in the Apollo Soyuz mission, and measured ozone pollution with laser light. Then, in 1976, Berry joined the staff of Astronomy magazine. In sixteen years as its editor, he built Astronomy magazine from a struggling start-up to the largest circulation astronomy magazine in the world. During this time, he also founded and edited Telescope Making, the quarterly journal that helped make the 1980s such explosive growth years for amateur astronomy. In the last two decades, Richard's books Build Your Own Telescope, Discover the Stars, The CCD Camera Cookbook, The Dobsonian Telescope and The Handbook of Astronomical Image Processing have introduced thousands to the joys of amateur astronomy, telescope making, CCD imaging, and digital image processing. Richard is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A.) and York University (M.Sc.)


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SKU 9780943396965
Manufacturer Bookstore
Author Gregory Hallock Smith, Roger Ceragioli and Richard Berry
Publisher Willmann-Bell, Inc.
Cover Type Hard Cover
Number of Pages 596
ISBN Number 9780943396965
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