Books by Philip S. Harrington

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Astronomy For All Ages

The Deep Sky: An Introduction


The Illustrated Timeline of the Universe

The Space Shuttle

Star Ware, 4th edition

Star Watch

Touring the Universe Through Binoculars


Star Ware

Chapter 9.     Till Death Do You Part

Topics covered On-line Bonus Material Recommended reading

Topics covered

  • Telescope care, maintenance, and storage

  • How to collimate telescopes

  • Optical testing

    • Star test

    • Ronchi test

  • Traveling with a telescope

On-line Bonus Material

Recommended reading


  • Astronomy Hacks; Thompson, R. and Thompson, B.; O'Reilly Media, 2005; ISBN 0596100604.

  • How to Use a Computerized Telescope; Covington, M.; Cambridge Univ Pr (Trd), 2002; ISBN 0521007909.

  • Perspectives on Collimation; Menard, V. and D'Auria, T.; self-published, 1993. Order directly from the authors (Vic Menard, 2311 - 23rd Avenue, West Bradenton, FL 34205 or Tippy D'Auria, 1051 NW 145th Street, Miami, FL 33168) or from Tectron Telescopes.

  • Star Testing Astronomical Telescopes; Suiter, H.; Willmann-Bell, 1994; ISBN 0943396441. (warning: technical)

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