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Started by LLarry , 08/26/2012 06:20AM
Posted 08/26/2012 06:20AM Opening Post
Does anyone know of any books on classic or antique telescopes, or an internet site where I could find such information? With all the different manufacturers out there it seems someone would have written a book or compiled a list. Does anyone know of a telescope museum? I would appreciate any help. Thanks Larry
Posted 08/26/2012 06:10PM #1
http://Antiquetelescopesociety.org
And
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ATS_Forum/
And
http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Trade-Literature/Scientific-instruments/

King, Henry: History of the Telescope
Warner & Ariail: Alvan Clark & Sons: Artists in Optics

These will get you started.

Bart Fried
Antique Telescope Society


Lawrence Treptow said:

Does anyone know of any books on classic or antique telescopes, or an internet site where I could find such information? With all the different manufacturers out there it seems someone would have written a book or compiled a list. Does anyone know of a telescope museum? I would appreciate any help. Thanks Larry
Posted 08/27/2012 04:51AM | Edited 08/27/2012 04:59AM #2
And this could keep you busy for a while...

http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~gent0113/astrobib/astrobib_text6c.htm

Scroll down and, especially, check out the Cyclopaedia of Telescope Makers.

Clear skies, Alan