Ileana Chinnici's Merz Telescopes: A global heritage worth preserving PDF

By Ileana Chinnici

This e-book comprises
a interesting choice of contributions at the Merz telescopes in Italy that collectively
offer the 1st survey on old huge refracting telescopes within the country,
drawing on unique files and pictures. It opens with a general
introduction at the significance of Merz telescopes within the background of astronomy
and analyses of the neighborhood and overseas contexts within which the telescopes were
made. After exam of an instance of the interplay among the maker and
the astronomer within the building and upkeep of those refractors, the
history of the Merz telescopes on the major Italian observatories within the nineteenth
century is defined intimately. professional testimony is usually supplied on how these
telescopes have been effectively used till the second one half the 20 th century
for learn reasons, hence proving their very good optical qualities.

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