[The Telescope Its History Technology and Future] Download É Geoff Andersen
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"TELL THAT THERE ARE TWO RATHER THAN ONE THING "that there are two rather than one thing there and light gathering ability limit our ability to detect objects much than magnification does Unti. Mote computer control of a night shrouded observatory on the other side of the Earth But as The Telescope explains these magnificent instruments do than simply peer into space They project and receive laser beams for communicating mapping and making detailed observations of the Earth They also look down at us from spy satellites providing secret images to intelligence agencies and increasingly giving a curious public access to pedestrian images The Telescope is the ideal introduction to a fascinating
Instrument That Has Taught Us that has taught us much but that most of us know so little about Scienc. Emy describes the different
WAYS A TELESCOPE CAN BE BUILT a telescope can be built reflectors Schmidt Cassegrians and so on and the instruments they use The author emphasizes that resolution how far apar. The humblest backyard setup to state of the art observatories to the Hubble Space Telescope and spy satellites Chapters describe the development design and operation of telescopes; how observatories are sited engineered and built; variations such as solar and liuid mirror telescopes; and some of the key astronomical discoveries telescopes have made possible And there are plenty of surprises along the way We learn for example that most of today's professional astronomers never
EVEN LOOK THROUGH THEIR TELESCOPES RELYING INSTEAD ON look through their own telescopes relying instead on measurement and analysis or even re. A delightful book Wonderfully written with very simple explanations This book does get difficult towards the latter stages and one The author a physicist working at the U S Air Force Acad. In the four centuries since its invention the telescope has transformed how humans view the universe and their place in it But what do most of us know about telescopes themselves their history how they work what they are being used for today or what the next generation of billion dollar telescopes will look like In The Telescope Geoff Andersen fills in all the details for us in an accessible nontechnical way that will appeal to the amateur astronomer and anyone else who has
Been Than A Little Curious About This than a little curious about this instrument The book covers every aspect of optical telescopes from.