My Heavens! charts the growth of the author’s personal titanic observatory from belief, via layout, making plans and development, to utilizing an observatory of the sort that each one novice astronomers aspire to possess. For people with extra modest goals, the booklet deals many tricks, counsel and layout positive factors for smaller observatories. Comparisons are made with related huge tasks within the united states. the tale doesn’t finish with the development of the observatory, yet is going directly to describe the author’s number of apparatus, atmosphere it up, and his personal innovations for acquiring outstanding astronomical pictures like these displayed in his book.

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