Ardittias approachable work covers the all the details of design, siting and construction a once a basic type has been decided upon. It is written in a way that is equally applicable to the USA and UK (where there are slightly different building regulations) and deals with matters that are basic to building and commissioning any amateur observatory. Uniquely, David Arditti also considers the aesthetics of amateur observatories a fitting them in with family and neighbors, and maybe disguising them as more common garden buildings if necessary. Every amateur astronomer who wants a purpose-built observatory (and letas face it, which one of them doesnat?) will find this book invaluable.I use a USB hub at each telescope, with the serial to USB converter, for telescope control, connected into it alongside ... Schematic diagram of my observatorya#39;s USB data network, allowing control of two telescope/imaging systems by oneanbsp;...
|Title||:||Setting-Up a Small Observatory: From Concept to Construction|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-12-20|