A CD-ROM BOOK OF ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTS
 

A FEW WORDS ABOUT THIS BOOK

This book contains a selection of 250 images that were taken over a twenty year period. This cd-rom book
documents a large and diverse variety of instruments built by ATM's (Amateur Telescope Makers),
commercial instruments modified by ATM's, and actual commercial instruments. This cd-rom book
contains many unique and novel ideas that have come to a reality by the fine craftsmanship of ATM's.
Although the emphasis of this cd-rom book is on the art of Telescope Making, others who also share
the love of the night sky and the instruments that bring the Heavens just so ever closer to us
can appreciate the images.
 

CONTENTS

Below is a detailed listing of the contents of the cd-rom book.

Reflectors - 117 images
Refractors - 50 images
Compound Systems - 36 images
Binoculars and Binocular Telescopes - 28 images
Mountings - 19 images
 

THE IMAGES

All of the images were taken on Kodachrome 64 slide film.
All of the images were taken with Canon cameras and lenses.
All images were scanned using a Polaroid Sprint Scan 35/LE slide scanner.
 

ABOUT THIS CD

This cd-rom book was created using Auto Play Menu Studio 3.0.0.4 by Indigo Rose Software Design Corp.
The purchaser merely has to place the cd in a cd reader and the program will automatically start.
You will automatically be taken to the main menu screen.
Kindly set your monitor settings to 1024 x 768 at the minimum, in order to use this book.
Please Note: This program is made to run on Windows 95, 98, 2000 and NT4 systems. It does not support
Macintosh systems. In response to this, there is a separate .jpg folder that contains all of the images.
They may be used in conjunction with purchaser supplied slide show software on a Macintosh system.
The .jpg images may also be used as a screen saver on either a Windows system or on a Macintosh system.
 

HOW TO PURCHASE

ALL ORDERS, KINDLY CLICK BELOW
The price of this book is US$20.00 to any destination.
Payment may be made through the mail in the form of a personal
check or money order drawn on a United States bank.
The sending of cash in the mail is not encouraged, as it is not secure.
Should you have any further ordering questions, kindly send an e-mail.

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CUSTOMERS FROM JAPAN

Orders for Instruments Of Light from Japan are handled by our representative for Japan.
Kindly contact the representative at the address given below. Thank you.
 

Mr. Barry Gooley
KOKUSAI KOHKI
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Matsuo, Nishikyo Ku
Kyoto 615-8217 JAPAN
TEL: +81-75-394-2625
FAX: +81-75-394-2612
URL: www.kkohki.com
EMAIL: magellan@kohki.com
 

COPYRIGHT

All images in INSTRUMENTS OF LIGHT are filed with the United States Copyright Office in
Washington D.C. Illegal use or copies are prohibited. The purchaser may make one copy for
themselves as a backup copy. It is also prohibited to make alterations in whole or in part
of any image. Should an individual require large sized copies for publication,
kindly e-mail the author.
SAMPLE IMAGES
 

PAINTING USED ON COVER

Noted astronomical artist Tom Hames did this rendering, titled "Tower".
Mr. Hames has done over 2,000 renderings in the past 41 years.
You may view current and past works of his by using the link below.
Mr. Hames can be reached in California at (661) 916-6360 or E-mail Tom
TOM HAMES GALLERY
 

I.O.L. CONTACT

Email I.O.L.
 
 

All photographs z 2001 Frederick N. Ley, F.R.A.S.

INTERNAL LINKS

OBSERVATORIES & ASTRONOMICAL THEMED PLACES/ITEMS

THE ROBERT STIRLING NEWALL 25-INCH REFRACTOR

ASTRONOMY & AMATEURS IN GREECE

EXTERNAL LINKS

ANTELOPE VALLEY ASTRONOMY CLUB

SAN JOSE ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION

RIVERSIDE TELESCOPE MAKERS CONFERENCE
 


 

WHAT IS A THEORY?

I would like to think that a theory is an incomplete conclusion
based on the known collective knowledge pertaining to an equation
that is in a continual evolving process of trying to be solved.
-Frederick N. Ley 

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