University Optics, Inc.

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University Optics, Inc. Serving the worldwide astronomical community for over 45 years
 
 
     
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  Books      (All Books Post-Paid in the US)
 
Choosing, Using & Repairing Binoculars  (featured book)
by J. W. Seyfried - Now in its second big printing!
Choosing, Using and Repairing Binoculars

Here at last is the definitive text on binoculars, designed to help you become an expert on binoculars and how to use them. In the past, most "guides" to binoculars were little more than collections of manufacturer's literature bound into book form. Dr. Seyfried has pulled together over 45 years experience in the design, production, and repair of porro prism binoculars.

With over 55 technical illustrations and photographs, just about every question regarding binoculars is answered. 172 pages.

Highlights include:  Step by step collimation (alignment) instructions -- Make your own collimator --- The "Navy" method of proper binocular focusing --- Popular binocular myths exposed --- How to clean optics without damaging them --- How to handle binocular salesmen and not be fooled (Including the story of the German binoculars that never saw Germany)! --- How to select binoculars, and much more.

Choosing, Using & Repairing Binoculars $19.95 ea
ADMIR
- by Richard Suiter
This Computer program figures your mirror's wave length accuracy by inputting Foucault Tester zonal readings. Includes disc and booklet.   PC/DOS/Windows.

ADMIR Software $19.95 ea
How to Make a Telescope
- by Jean Texereau
How To Make A Telescope
This 424 page book covers the Foucault test in great detail. Our Foucault Tester was patterned after the one described in this book.
 

How to Make a Telescope $24.95 ea
Build Your Own Telescope
- by Richard Berry
240 pages. I recommend this book if you are building a scope out of common materials with hand tools. For the first time builder.

Build Your Own Telescope $24.95 ea
Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Vol. 1 and 2
- by Allan Mackintosh
Volume 1 covers Optics, Volume 2 Mechanics.

Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Volume 1 - Optics $24.95 ea
Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Volume 2 - Mechanics $24.95 ea
Amateur Telescope Making
- by Allan Mackintosh
Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3.

Advanced Telescope Making Volume 1 $24.95 ea
Advanced Telescope Making Volume 2 $24.95 ea
Advanced Telescope Making Volume 3 $24.95 ea
The Dobsonian Telescope
- by David Kriege
The Dobsonian Telescope

 

496 pages. A massive "Bible" covering every aspect of big Dobsonian construction and use. Even if you are not going to build one of these "giants", a very informative and entertaining work.

The Dobsonian Telescope $29.95 ea
Telescope Optics - A Comprehensive Manual for Amateur Astronomers
- by Rutten/Van Venrooij
374 pages.Tons of answers 374 pages. Tons of answers about telescope optics - Which are best? Why?

Build Your Own Telescope $24.95 ea
Astrophotography
- by B. Gordon
244 pages. Sort of a pre-CCD astronomy craze work, still the best book for film photography. It helps you figure out the correct exposures.

Astrophotography $19.95 ea
Star Testing Astronomical Telescopes
- by Richard Suiter
Star Testing Astronomical Telescopes

376 pages. This is the book every telescope manufacturer hates in that it tells you exactly what is wrong with the optics and collimation.

 

Star Testing Astronomical Telescopes $34.95 ea
Binocular Astronomy
- by Crossen/Trion
224 pages. This is the only book on using your binoculars for astronomy you will ever need. Better than any other binocular/astronomy book in that it has Trion star charts.

Binocular Astronomy $24.95 ea
The Year Round Messier Marathon Field Guide
- by Harvard Pennington
The Year Round Messier Marathon Field Guide

194 pages. I love this little book for finding Messier objects. A must!

 

The Year Round Messier Marathon Field Guide $24.95 ea
Handbook of Astronomical Image Processing
- by Richard Berry
656 pages

Handbook of Astronomical Image Processing $79.95 ea
Choosing and Using a CCD Camera
- by Richard Berry
96 pages.

Choosing and Using a CCD Camera $29.95 ea
Observing Guides
Urano Metria 20000
Uranometria 2000.0 The Northern Hemisphere
The ultimate highly detailed star atlas to 9.75 mag.

Uranometria 2000.0 - The Northern Hemisphere $49.95 ea
Uranometria 2000.0 The Southern Hemisphere

Uranometria 2000.0 - The Southern Hemisphere $49.95 ea
Uranometria 2000.0 Field Guide

Uranometria 2000.0 - Field Guide $59.95 ea
Night Sky Observer's Guide
- by Kepple/Sanner
The Night Sky Observer's Guide

If you are limited on how much you care to spend on observing guides, get these! These are the only ones I am using right now.

Night Sky Observer's Guide Autumn & Winter $34.95 ea
Night Sky Observer's Guide Spring & Summer $34.95 ea

 

   
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