I just heard that the iconic telescope maker & optician Jean Texereau passed away a month ago today in France, at the age of Jean Texereau Biography – – Jean Texereau Biography and List of Works – Jean Jean Texereau Is the author of books such as How To Make a Telescope. Results 1 – 30 of 50 How to make a telescope by Texereau, Jean and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Jean Texereau Books – Biography and List of Works – Author of ‘How To Make a Telescope’

Quantitative Testing and Data Reduction Key to the book’s quality is Texereau’s writing style, his workshop hints, diagrams and where appropriate, expansions into theory. Ingalls by Jean Texereau Book 8 editions published jwan and in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

Other authors speak confidently of pitch and grits, and topics of interest in actually producing a mirror, but most fail to give the beginner a reliable method of testing and interpreting the test results. The accent is upon the practical details of just what it takes to fabricate an optical telescope.


For the new edition he has added detailed plans for the construction of a Texrreau telescope, including both the primary and secondary optics. Polishing and Retouching 9. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. I am thrilled to know that he enjoyed a rich and long life, in part texereeau by the half empty bottle of Bourgogne sitting next to him at age 86!

This is especially deserved considering he tackled a subject containing as much subtlety as grinding a mirror, then goes on to present that information for two optical designs and all the other components that together make a functioning instrument.

Chapters on eyepieces and astronomical seeing have been expanded. How to Make a Telescope.

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Design Examples for Two Cassegrainian Telescopes 7. Texereau, Jean Overview. The first edition of How to Make a Telescope was universally acclaimed as the best book ever written for making a Newtonian telescope.

Cutting the Mirror 4. Here is how two leading astronomy magazines reviewed the 2nd Edition: You can imagine saying “Zhawn” but with the final “n” being silent. The product comes with 1 year warranty. Terry, for “Texereau” just say “Tex-er-oh”; his first name is more of a problem for English-speaking people. What is the result? He shared his years of professional experience with amateurs around the world.

Jean Texereau, Master Optician – Sky & Telescope

Mind you, it gave me fits trying to figure it out! Delivery in hours. The new material made the book greatly sought after, and it soon went out of print.


How to make a telescope by Jean Texereau Book 37 editions published between and in English and French and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

The new edition is much thicker than the first and has become a texereay for advanced workers, as well as a beginner’s tutorial. How to make a telescope: Most widely held works by Jean Texereau. This 2nd Edition is almost three times larger and adds to the original text new chapters on making a Cassegrainian telescope, optical windows, and equatorial mounts.

This book is the most complete single work available on making reflecting telescopes.

The translation flows effortlessly. Details of Importance or Interest 6. That summer he performed 17 daily figuring steps on the inch secondary mirror, and after each step he put the uncoated mirror back on the telescope for star tests at night.

The book had appeared in hardcover from Interscience Publishers in Please be civil in your comments.