Appendix C. Bibliography

(Dates refer to the latest editions of these books, although in many cases earlier editions will prove satisfactory.)

Optics and Telescope Making

Amateur Telescope Making, edited by Albert G. Ingalls. Scientific American Publishing Co., New York, 1935.
Amateur Telescope Making Advanced, edited by Albert G. Ingalls. Scientific American Publishing Co., New York, 1944.
Applied Optics and Optical Design, Alexander Eugen Conrady. Oxford University Press, New York, 1929.
Glass Giant of Palomar, The, David 0. Woodbury. Dodd, Mead and Co., New York, 1939.
Lens-work for Amateurs, Henry Orford. Pitman Publishing Corp., New York, 1931.
Men, Mirrors and Stars, G. Edward Pendray. Harper and Bros., New York, 1946.
Mirrors, Prisms and Lenses, James Powell Cocke Southall. The Macmillan Company, New York, 1933.
Optical Instruments, Earle B. Brown. Chemical Publishing Co., Brooklyn, 1945.
Principles of Physics, Vol. 3, Optics, Francis Weston Sears. Addison-Wesley Press, Inc., Cambridge, Mass., 1945.
Procedures in Experimental Physics, John Strong. Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York, 1938.
Studies in Optics, A. A. Michelson. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1927.
Telescope, The, Louis Bell. McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., New York, 1922.
Telescopes and Accessories, G. Z. Dimitroff and J. G. Baker. The Blakiston Company, Philadelphia, 1945.

General Astronomy

Astronomy, Robert H. Baker. D. Van Nostrand Co., Inc., New York, 1938.
Astronomy, John C. Duncan. Harper and Bros., New York, 1946.
Astronomy, Vol. I, The Solar System; Vol. II, Astrophysics and Stellar Astronomy, Russell, Dugan and Stewart. Ginn and Company, Boston, 1945 and 1938.
First Steps in Astronomy, P. F. Burns. Ginn and Company, London, 1942.


American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac. U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C, annual.
Beginner’s Star-Book, Edgar Gardner Murphy (pseud. Kelvin McKready). G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1937.
Field Book of the Skies, W. T. Olcott and E. W. Putnam. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1936.
Observer’s Handbook. Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, annual.
Star Atlas, A. P. Norton. Gall and Inglis, London, 1946.


There are two regular monthly departments of special interest to telescope makers: Gleanings for A.T.M.s, in Sky and Telescope, and Telescoptics, in Scientific American. Griffith Observer, The, Griffith Observatory, P. 0. Box 9866, Los Feliz Station, Los Angeles 27, Cal.
Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, 198 College St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Popular Astronomy, Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.
Scientific American, 24 West 40th St., New York 18, N. Y.
Sky and Telescope, Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge 38, Mass.



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