Newtonian How-To Book

Available from Willmann-Bell

P.O. Box 35025, Richmond, VA 23235, 800-825-7827

Have you ever had the desire to build a big, portable Newtonian telescope, but lack the knowledge or abilities to get the job done yourself? The new book Engineering, Design and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes by Albert Highe ($39.95) is a massive 694-page tome that teaches you everything necessary on how to design and build a portable Newtonian telescope that will increase your enjoyment of observing. The author distills his years of experience into concise descriptions of engineering principles relevant to amateur telescope making. The book also details the construction of two large-aperture, Dobsonian-mounted reflectors usable without the need of a step-stool or ladder. A CD-ROM with Microsoft Excel tables and worksheets is included with purchase. Hard cover, 694 pages, ISBN 978-0-943396-95-8.'s New Product Showcase is a reader service featuring innovative equipment and software of interest to amateur astronomers. The descriptions are based largely on information supplied by the manufacturers or distributors. Sky & Telescope assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of vendors statements. For current price and additional information contact the manufacturer or distributor. Announcements should be sent to Not all announcements will be listed.

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