Preface: The Appeal of Yesteryear.-Chapter 1: The Dollond Century.- Chapter 2: A Yorkshireman Makes Good.- Chapter 3: Once Upon a Time in America.- Chapter 4: Zeiss is Nice.- Chapter 5: The Story of Broadhurst, Clarkson & Fuller.- Chapter 6: The 60mm Brigade.- Chapter 7: Classic Specula.- Chapter 8: The Age of Unitron.- Chapter 9: Die Zauberflöte.- Chapter 10: Pioneers of the New Glass.- Chaper 11: Classic Cats.- Chapter 12: Resurrecting the Master's Glass.- Chapter 13: The Antique Telescpe in the Twenty-First Century.- Epilogue: Sailing to Byzantium.- References and Bibliography.- Glossary.- Index.
Über den Autor
Self-confessed classicist, Dr. Neil English, is the author of two influential books on commercial telescopes, both published by Springer, including the highly lauded Choosing and Using a Refracting Telescope and Choosing and Using a Dobsonian Telescope. English has conducted extensive research on the properties of the classical refractor and published widely on his finding both online and in commissioned articles for leading amateur astronomy periodicals, including Astronomy Now. He lives under the dark skies of rural central Scotland with his wife and two sons.
Includes some rare photos of the most iconic telescopes ever built, revealing their allure and making obvious the value of these wonderful instruments
Shows readers how to find real bargains on classic telescopes, especially using eBay and the rest of the Internet
Interviews top telescope collectors and users from both sides of the Atlantic
Includes review of some specific instruments that are often talked about on the amateur Internet forums