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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:23 pm 
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I thought we'd sticky this thread for future reference, so feel free to post any useful info.

This is a very good site:

http://www.willbell.com/tm/index.htm

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I was at Powell's books last weekend and saw "How to make and Use a Telescope" from the 60's. It was $8 and I have kicked myself since for not just buying it. They have Texerau's book, used, for $2.95...yep, you read that right.

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"Half Price Books" is a good place, too. They're a chain, but I'm not sure how widespread they are. They do have a decent sized science section- much better than a lot of new book stores. Our local Border's remodeled, and their new science section is pathetically tiny!

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The big chains don't really cater to science all that much. We don't have 1/2 priced books here but with Powell's we really don't need it. That store is awesome. If you ever make a trip to Portland be sure to visit the Powell's on Burnside. It is huge and has new and used books for aisles and aisles and aisles. They have a separate technical bookstore across the street that they are expanding.

Sorry, went WAAAAY off topic...

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I didn't mention that Half Price Books sells only used books. That's really what I like best. I'll rarely buy a new book unless it's something I have to have.

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I have both Texereau's second edition and Neil Howard's "Telescope Making". One of these days I'm going to make sure they're actually used books!


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I just stumbled across a wonderful book that's available for free download.
It's authored by Bob Lombardi, and the title is "Mechanical Design of Telescopes for the Amateur".

http://www.amateurtelescopemaker.com/ATM_book/MechDes.htm

It's very deep, looks impressive![/url]


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I'll have to check that out. I'm doing a redesign as well. In fact, I didn't even ship the rocker box from my dob to Hawaii- I'm going to build something better. So I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with, Dave. :)

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