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Eberlein, Kurt. Der grosse Refraktor fuer Caracas. Zeiss Werkzeitschrift #32 (1959) 26-28. (Askania) (.tif)

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Eddy, John A. The Maunder Minimum. Science 192 (#4245) (June 18, 1976) 1189-1202. (.pdf)

Eddy, John A. A New Sun: The Solar Results from Skylab. Rein Ise, editor. NASA SP-402. Washington, DC: NASA, 1979. (Apollo Telescope Mount )

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(Eimmart) Two Observations of the Last Eclipse November 30th Last, Made At Nuremberg; The One By Mr. G.C. Eimmart, the Other By Mr. J. Ph. Wurtzelbaur: Communicated by Mr. Theodore Haak R.S.S. Philosophical Transactions 16 (1686) 146-147.

Eisenhart, M. Herbert & Everett W. Melson. (B & L) Development and Manufacture of Optical Glass in America. The Scientific Monthly 50:4 (April 1940) 323-334.

Ellenberger, F.& P. Economical Construction of Telescopes by Amateurs. Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 34 (Oct. 1940) 360-372.

Ellery, R.L.J. Account of the Building in Progress of Erection at Melbourne for the Great Telescope. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 17 (1868-1869) 328-329.

Ellery, R.L.J. On a new dark field micrometer, and on the electric illumination of an equatorial at Melbourne. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 44:6 (1884) 286-288.

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Emerson, William A. Hand-Book of Wood Engraving. Boston; Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1881. 101pp. "Practical instruction in the art for persons wishing to learn without an instructor; containing a description of tools and apparatus used and explaining the manner of engraving various classes of work; also, a history of the art from its origin to the present time." (.pdf)

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Ensberg, E.S., J.C. Wesley & T.H. Jensen. Leak telescope. Review of Scientific Instruments 48 (1977) 357-359. (collimator & particle counter, observe flow in vacuum system)

Epps, Harland. Astronomical Optics: Back Then...Right Now...Soon to Follow. pp102-122. Frank Bash & Christopher Sneden, ed. Astronomical instrumentation and the birth and growth of astrophysics. Proceedings, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 20-21 October 2000. San Francisco: A.S.P., 2002.

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Ettles, William. Optical or visual signalling. Transactions of the Optical Society 16 (1915-1916) 58-110. (history. p80, Grubb patent mirror corner cube, Zeiss prism corner cube. b93-t95, Edgeworth signaling telescope.)

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Evans, J.W. Birefringent Filters. pp626-643. The Sun. Gerard Kuiper, ed. Chicago: U. Chicago Press, 1953. (solar)

Evans, Taliesin. A Californian's Gift to Science. Century Magazine 32 (New Series 10) (May 1886) 63-73. (Lick Observatory)

Everett, Harry. Optical Telescopes. Bradford Astronomical Society, 1986.

Everhart, Edgar & Joseph W. Kantorski. Diffraction patterns produced by obstructions in reflecting telescopes of modest size. Astronomical Journal 64 (Dec. 1959) 455-463.

Everhart, Edgar. Multiple Extrafocal Images of Extended Objects. Sky & Telescope, April 1961, pp236-237.

Everitt, P.F. On the Design and Testing of Telescope Objectives. Transactions of the Optical Society 18:4 (May 1917) 142-159.

Everitt, Philip Francis. On the Nature of the Diffraction Figures Due to the Heliometer. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A 83 (March 2, 1910) 302-323.

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(An Exact representation of the late comet, or blazing-star. [London] In the Savoy: Printed by T.N. for Jonathan Edwyn ..., 1677.)

Exhibition of Workshop Methods of Optical Testing. Transactions of the Optical Society 18 (1917) Supplement, pp1S-51S. (9S-11S, Testing binocular glasses. 24S, Eyepiece for testing the squaring-on of telescope O.G.s. 27S-29S, 38S-39S, 45S-48S, Testing parallelism in prismatic binoculars. 37S-38S, Magnification, F.o.V., Illumination of Field Glasses. 49S-50S, Polariscope for testing strain in prisms of binoculars.)

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Fairbrother, Debbie. Suborbital and Special Orbital Projects Directorate. Balloon Working Group. Balloon Program Technology Developments. June 30, 2003. NASA.

Fale, Thomas. Horologiographia, The art of dialling. London: Printed by Felix Kingstone ..., 1652. (1593 edition possibly first English language book on sundials)

Faraday, Michael. The Bakerian Lecture: On the Manufacture of Glass for Optical Purposes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 120 (1830) 1-57.

Fassin, Gustave. Something About the Early History of the Microscope. The Scientific Monthly 38:5 (May 1934) 452-459.

Fauque, Danielle. Alexis-Marie Rochon (1741-1817), savant astronome et opticien. Revue d'histoire des sciences 38 (1985) 3-36.

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Feder, Toni. Astronomy Foes Join Forces to Build Giant Telescope. Physics Today 56:8 (Aug. 2003) 22-24.

Feder, Toni. Baja Site Vies to Host Telescopes. Physics Today 56:12 (Dec. 2003) 35-36. (San Pedro Martir)

Feder, Toni. Chile rejoins Gemini telescope project as a full-fledged member. Physics Today 50:10 (Oct. 1997) 94-95.

Feder, Toni. Mercury Telescope Spins Up. Physics Today 56:11 (Nov. 2003) 24-25.

Feder, Toni. New Mexico Plans Optical Interferometer and Fast-Slewing Telescope. Physics Today 56:6 (June 2003) 28-30.

Feffer, Stuart M. Microscopes to Muitions: Ernst Abbe, Carl Zeiss and the transformation of technical optics 1850-1914. PhD Dissertation, 1994, University of California, Berkeley. 341pp.

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Fellgett, P.B. Design of Astronomical Telescope Systems. pp475-506. J. Home Dickson, ed. Optical Instruments and Techniques 1969. Proceedings of Conference at U. of Reading 7/14-19/1969. Newcastle: Oriel, 1970.

Ferguson, James. Description of a Piece of Mechanism Contrived by James Ferguson, for Exhibiting the Time, Duration, and Quantity, of Solar Eclipses, in All Places of the Earth. Philosophical Transactions 48 (1753-1754) 520-525. (illustration)

Ferguson, James. An Improvement of the Celestial Globe, by Mr. James Ferguson. Philosophical Transactions 44 (1746-1747) 535-538.

Ferguson, James. The Phaenomena of Venus, Represented in an Orrery Made by Mr. James Ferguson, Agreeable to the Observations of Seignior Bianchini. Philosophical Transactions 44 (1746-1747) 127-146.

Fernie, J. Donald The American Kepler. American Scientist, September-October 1999. Dec. 2003

Fernie, J. Donald. Eclipse Vicissitudes:Thomas Edison and the Chickens. American Scientist 88:2 (March-April 2000) Dec. 2003

Fernie, J. Donald. Finding Out the Longitude. American Scientist 90:5 (September-October 2002). Dec. 2003

Fernie, J.D. The Historical Quest for the Nature of the Spiral Nebulae. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 82 (Dec. 1970) 1189-1230. (#490)

Fernie, J. D. The Historical Search for Stellar Parallax. Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 69 (Aug. 1975)153-161; 69 (Oct. 1975) 222-239; 70 (Feb. 1976) 40.

Fernie, J. Donald. In Search of Better Skies: Harvard in Peru I. American Scientist 88 (September-October 2000). Dec. 2003

Fernie, J. Donald. In Search of Better Skies:Harvard in Peru, II. American Scientist 89:2 (March-April 2001). Dec. 2003

Fernie, J. Donald. Harvard in Peru III. American Scientist 89:5 (September-October 2001). Dec. 2003

Fernie, J. Donald. The Harrison-Maskelyne Affair. American Scientist 91:5 (Sept.-Oct. 2003) 403ff.

Fernie, J.D. Journey via Otjiwarongo, A Trip to the Hoba Meteorite. Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 61 (June 1967) 127-140.

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Fialovszky, Lajos. Surveying Instruments and their Operational Principles. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1991. pp10-55, optical instruments.

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Fimmel, Richard O., William Swindell, & Eric Burgess. Pioneer Odyssey. NASA SP-396. Washington: NASA, 1977. 217pp. (Pioneer 10 & 11 to Jupiter)

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FIRST Science Working Group, G.H. Rieke, chair. Charting the Winds that Change the Universe: Far Infrared and Submm Astronomy. June 20, 1999.

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Flamstead, John. An Accompt of Such of the More Notable Celestial Phaenomena of the Year 1670, as Will be Conspicuous in the English Horizon; Written by the Learned and Industrious Mr. John Flamstead Novemb. 4 1669. Philosophical Transactions 4 (1669) 1099-1112.

Flamstead, John. Extracts of Two Letters Written from Darby, Novemb. 21. and Decemb 2. 1671. by Mr. John Flamstead to the Publisher, Touching Some Late Appearances of Saturn. Philosophical Transactions 6 (1671) 3034. (rings edge-on)

Flamstead, John. Extracts of Two Letters, Written by Mr. Flamsteed to Mr. Collins; The One of Novemb. 25. 1624, Concerning an Instrument to Shew the Moon's True Place to a Minute or Two; as Also the Writer's Design of Correcting the Hitherto Assign'd Motions of the Sun: The Other, of Decemb. 14. 1674. Touching the Necessity of Making New Solar Numbers, Together With An Expedient for Making Trial, Whether the Refractions in Signor Cassini's Tables are Just. Philosophical Transactions 9 (1674) 219-221.

Flamstead, John. Mr. Flamsteads Letter of July 24. 1675. to the Publisher, Relating to Another, Printed in Num. 110. of These Tracts, Concerning M. Horroxes Lunar Systeme. Philosophical Transactions 10 (1675) 368-370.

(Flamstead) Mr. Flamsteads, Mr. Townlyes, Mr. Haltons, Signor Cassini's and Monsieur Hevelius's, Observations of the Late Eclipse of the Sun. Philosophical Transactions 11 (1676) 662-667. (illustration Saturn, partial eclipse)

Flamstead, John. An Abstract of a Letter from Mr J. Flamsteed. Giving the Description et Uses of an Instrument for Finding the Distances of (Jupiter's) Satellits from His Axis, with the Help of the Table of Parallaxes and Catalogue of Eclipses; Printed in the Preceding Transactions. Philosophical Transactions 15 (1685) 1262-1265.

Flamsteed, John. Observations of the Solar Eclipse, May 1/12 1706 At the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Philosophical Transactions 25 (1706-1707) 2237-2241. 'Mr. Abr. Sharp cast the Species of the Sun on a Scene-plate, behind his Seven foot Glass'

(Flamsteed) (Book review) An Account of a Book. Historia Caelestis Britannica, tribus Voluminibus contenta. Joanne Flamsteedio. Philosophical Transactions 33 (1724-1725) 350-352.

Flebus, Carlo, et al. Manufacturing and testing of the primary mirror unit for the ESO VLTI auxiliary telescopes. Proc. SPIE 4837. Large Ground-based Telescopes. 2003. p600ff.

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Fleming, Mrs. M. A Field for Woman's Work in Astronomy. Aug. 4, 1893. 7pp. (Reprinted from Astronomy & Astrophysics #118) (ADS: Harvard College Observatory Papers v2 pp292-300)

(Fleming) Hoffleit, Dorrit. Fleming, Williamina Paton Stevens. American National Biography Online Feb. 2000. Oxford University Press. Nov 25 2003.

Fodera, Giorgia. Review. Isis 91:4 (Dec. 2000) 806-807. Zuccoli, Marina & Fabrizio Bonoli, ed. Guido Horn d'Arturo e lo specchio a tasselli. Bologna, 1999. 103pp. (GHA papers on segmented mirror.)

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Fontenelle, M. de. A discourse of the plurality of worlds written in French by the most ingenious author of the Dialogues of the dead; and translated into English by Sir W.D., Knight. Dublin: Printed by Andr. Crook and Sam. Helsham, for William Norman ..., 1687. 16+86pp. (Fontenelle, Bernard Le Bovier, 1657-1757. Translation of 'Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes.')

Fontenelle, M. de. A discovery of new worlds from the French, made English by A. Behn. London: Printed for William Canning, 1688. 44+158pp. (Fontenelle, Bernard Le Bovier, 1657-1757. Translated by Aphra Behn.)

Fontenelle, M. de. A plurality of worlds. Translated by Mr. Glanvill. London : Printed for R. Bentley and S. Magnes, 1688. F.:1657-1757. (no plate)

Fontenelle, M. de. The theory or system of several new inhabited worlds, Lately Discover'd and Pleasantly Describ'd, in Five Nights Conversation with Madam the Marchioness of * . Translated by Mrs. Behn. London: Printed by W.O. for Sam. Briscoe ..., 1700.

Foord, George. The Manufacture of Glass. pp97-117. Chance, Henry. Note from a Lecture by Henry Chance. pp118-121. Melbourne Industrial & Technological Museum. Lectures Delivered in the Lecture Room of the Museum During the Autumn Season of 1870. Melbourne: 1871. (p103, composition Guinand glass. pp118-121, Henry Chance on glass.) 2003
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Forbes, Eric G. The origins of the Greenwich observatory. Vistas in Astronomy 20:1 (1976) 39-50.

Forbes, Fred. Large Aperture Aluminum Alloy Telescope Mirrors. Applied Optics 7:7 (July 1968) 1407-1408. (U. AZ 60 inch)

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Foster, Paul. The Solar Observatory on Mount Wilson. (Review of Reviews, 1905. .jpg)

Foster, Samuel. The art of dialing. London: Printed by Iohn Dawson for Francis Eglesfield, and are to be sold at the signe of the Marigold in Pauls Church-yard, 1638.

Foster, Samuel. The Description and Use of the Nocturnal. n.p.; n.d., ca. 1684.

Foster, Samuel. De instrumentis plantariis. London: Ex officina Leybourniana, 1659.

Foster, Samuel. Elliptical or azimuthal horologiography comprehending severall wayes of describing dials upon all kindes of superficies. London, 1654.

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Foster, Samuel. The uses of a quadrant fitted for daily practise. London, 1652.

(Foucault accuracy) Measurements made to determine accuracy of knife-edge test. Optical Sciences Center Newsletter vol. 1 #4, 1971, p26.

Fournier, Marian. Book review, Inge Keil, Augustanus Opticus: Johann Wiesel (1583-1662) und 200 Jahre optisches Handwerk in Augsburg. Isis 92:2 (June 2001) 393-394.

Fox, Philip. Stellar Parallaxes. Annals of the Dearborn Observatory of Northwestern University. Evanston, Illinois, vol. 3, 1935, pp1-21. (ADS ADONU pp5-34) (plate holder, methods, plate scanner)

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