FOR THOSE WHO DIDN’T SEE THIS THE FIRST TIME, HERE IT IS AGAIN, NOW AVAILABLE IN PDF FORMAT ON A CD-ROM. Originally I offered it on DVD-ROM, Written in MS Word 97, (and still do), but I received many requests to offer it in PDF format on CD, and so now it is!
This unusual e-book is THE most comprehensive work ever assembled on the early history of Celestron, and the early telescopes they produced. Part history book, part shop manual, part technical encyclopedia, part photo album, it tells the story of Tom Johnson, Celestron’s founder, his company, techniques, and telescopes, from their inception, in 1963, and how they evolved over the years. This book was done with full cooperation of Celestron, and contains current interviews of 15 of their early personnel Nearly 1300 pages, TONS full-color photographs. Too big to put into printed form at any reasonable price, the only easy way to offer this work on disc. The PDF disc requires Acrobat 4 or higher, by any computer with a CD drive. Also works in MACs with appropriate PDF software. The DVD version requires you be able to read DVD-ROMs and have MS Word 97 or higher. The DVD version can also be read in MACs with proper software. 75 chapters, all of which can be read or printed, showing each of the early Celestron Blue-White scopes, their evolution into Orange-Tube models, and beyond. Technical info on all aspects of Schmidt-Cassegrain design, plus a large chapter on Collimation Techniques, containing some techniques never before published. Anyone who had ever had an interest in SCTs or used one will find something of interest in this book. $49.95 plus $3.00 for First-Class postage and handling. NY State residents add 7.25% sales tax. I accept money orders, checks, and paypal. I will email a copy of the Table of Contents and Foreword (Written by Tom Johnson) on request. Discs are not returnable , but if a disc is defective, it will be exchanged at no cost. IMPORTANT: BUYER SHOULD SPECIFY CD or DVD DISC.