by Louis Bell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 1922
Number of pages: 294
This book is written for the many observers, who use telescopes for study or pleasure and desire more information about their construction and properties. It attempts neither exhaustive technicalities nor popular descriptions of great observatories and their work.
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