The telescope and the world of astronomy by Marvin F. Riemer

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Published by Scope Science Library in Woodside, N.Y .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Telescopes,
  • Astronomy -- Observers" manuals

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 221-223.

Book details

Statementby Marvin F. Riemer.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB64 .R5 1967
The Physical Object
Pagination229 p.
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5543719M
LC Control Number67021822

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