Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope

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INDEX
Page numbers in italic refer to illustrations.
4-metre class telescopes 8–9, 10, 267–8, 270
8-metre class telescopes 9–10
abacus 49
Abbe, Ernst 231, 232
absorption lines 236
absorption-line spectrum 237
Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham see Alhazen
achromatic lenses 141, 142, 144, 145, 147, 148, 150
Adams, Walter Sydney Jr 256–7
adaptive optics 8, 11
aerial telescopes 104–5
Airy, Sir George 194, 196, 217, 218
Alhazen 107–8, 120
altazimuth mounting 170, 267
Andromeda Galaxy 85, 255
Anglo-Australian Telescope 11, 262, 270, 273
Anne, Queen 134
Antarctica 7
aperture x
aperture fever x, 10, 14, 164, 173
apochromats 154
arcseconds 4
Arecibo radio telescope 276
Ariotti, Piero 135
Armagh telescope 200–1, 201
aspherics 114, 123
Assyrians 50, 51
astatic support 214
astrobiology 285
astrographs 233
astrology 23
Astronomia nova 31, 76, 78
astronomical telescopes see inverting telescopes
astronomy
seventeenth century 98–9
before telescopes 21
Astrophysical Journal 161, 256, 257
astrophysics 236, 239
atmospheric refraction 29
atmospheric turbulence 5, 6
Aubert, Alexander 170
Australian Journal 224
Ayscough, James 145
azimuth 170
Baade, Walter 259–60, 261
Babbage, Sir Charles 194
Bacon, Roger 48–9, 50, 51
Badovere, Jaques 74
Banks, Sir Joseph 174
Baranne, André 132
Barclay, Andrew 181–3
sketch of Saturn 183
Bass, George 143, 144, 148, 151
Bentivoglio, Guido 60, 74
Bessel, Friedrich Wilhelm 189
bifocal lenses 46
Big Bang 272, 273, 279
binoculars 39, 68, 233
Bird, John 145
black holes 9, 280
Blair, Tony 100
Bode, Johannes 169
Bolshoi Teleskop Azimutal'ny (BTA) 266–7
Bonaparte, Napoleon 183
Bourne, William 39, 40–1, 42–3, 44
rudimentary telescope 39
Boyle, Robert 99, 125
Brahe, Jorgen 20
Brahe, Tycho 18–21, 22–38, 24, 78
Castle of Urania 25–7, 26, 28, 36
death 35
high-precision observations 31–2
hybrid theory of Solar System 32
legacy 33–4
observatory 26–7, 28, 30, 36

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