The Practical Astronomer
by Thomas Dick
Publisher: Seeley, Burnside, and Seeley 1845
Number of pages: 588
The work is intended for the information of general readers, especially for those who have acquired a relish for astronomical pursuits, and who wish to become acquainted with the instruments by which celestial observations are made, and to apply their mechanical skill to the construction of some of those which they may wish to possess.
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