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Grinding Telescope Mirror

Aug 26,2017

Telescope mirror kits .com united lens company salem distributing company there is also info at the mirror workshop astron soc of greater hartford ct. heres some videos of mirrorgrinding and mirrorpolishing to give you some idea of what youll be doing. our thanks to atm volunteers keith venables, tim cowden, and robert kieras!

  • : Telescope Mirror
    : Telescope Mirror

    116 of 668 results for telescope mirror price and other details may vary based on product size and color. amazon's choice for telescope mirror. ullman devices htc2 hightech telescoping inspection mirror, 214 diameter, 612 to 3638 length. 4.6 out of 5 stars 2,127.

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  • Telescope Mirror Blanks Manufacturer And Supplier
    Telescope Mirror Blanks Manufacturer And Supplier

    22 2.000 . telescope mirror blanks made to your specifications. if one of our standard telescope mirror blanks isnt exactly what youre looking for, advanced glass can custom make a telescope mirror blank to your specifications. agi can manufacture mirror blanks up to 40 in diameter. agi can diamond machine id holes into your mirror.

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  • Waite Research :: 15Quot; F4.5 Telescope Mirror
    Waite Research :: 15Quot; F4.5 Telescope Mirror

    A look at a 15 telescope mirror, with ronchi history. the fabrication of this 15 f4.5 primary telescope mirror began with a plano\plano blank. i used my own diamond grinding equipment to generate the rough curve here. after the generation, i poured a steel grinding tool and used 40 silicon carbide abrasive to get the mirror close to the.

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  • Optical Testing Of Parabolic Mirrors : 9 Steps (With
    Optical Testing Of Parabolic Mirrors : 9 Steps (With

    A mirror mount is needed to hold the mirror during testing. if the mirror is a 'thin' mirror (i.e. the thickness is much less than 18th its diameter) then the mount must hold the mirror without deforming it. the weight of the glass can deform a thin mirror. in my case, i was making a fullthickness mirror, which is a mirror whose thickness is 18th the diameter or more, so mirror.

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  • Mirror Grinding Book Recommendations Please Getting
    Mirror Grinding Book Recommendations Please Getting

    Hi folks . its been ten years since i first read up on grinding mirrors then the idea got placed on the bucket list and shelved. i have been thinking about the idea quite a bit again over the last couple of years, and now my observatory is pretty much complete i think i'm ready to give mirror grinding a go i must say reading some of the dob build threads on sgl have also.

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  • Grinding Own Mirror Gives You A Spherical Or A Parabolic
    Grinding Own Mirror Gives You A Spherical Or A Parabolic

    Share. posted aug. the natural mirror grinding process will create a sphere. the first part of making a mirror is to grind and polish to a sphere of the required focal length. then the mirror is parabolised, by using special polishing strokes, that changes the figure from sphere to paraboloid.

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  • What Diamond Tools Are Used For Optical Glass Processing
    What Diamond Tools Are Used For Optical Glass Processing

    Precision opticals covers all kinds of optical components for objective lenses, microscope components, telescope mirrors, laser systems, spectacle lens and other applications. according to machining process and workpieces brand, especially for fine grinding and ultrafine grinding to select the type of bonding agent.

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  • Rough Grinding Of A Telescope Mirror | Guy's Math Amp;
    Rough Grinding Of A Telescope Mirror | Guy's Math Amp;

    Rough grinding of a telescope mirror. 15 monday dec 2014. posted by gfbrandenburg in history, telescope making. ≈ leave a comment. tags. hogging, rough grinding (part two of my description of the essential steps in making a telescope) 2.

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  • Telescope Making Deepsky
    Telescope Making Deepsky

    Diamond generator for hogging out mirrors the blue is the angled cutter: primary mirror. the primary mirror at f3 required a lot of glass to be removed to reach the correct depth. even with a grinding machine this is laborious to say the least. to get over this problem brian built a diamond generator. this can hog out deep mirrors in half an.

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  • Telescope Mirror Kits Firsthand Discovery
    Telescope Mirror Kits Firsthand Discovery

    Each kit comes with a telescope mirror blank and all the abrasives (silicon carbide grits and white aluminum oxide powders), cerium oxide polish and pitch to grind and polish it to your specifications. please note that our kits do not include a grinding tool or pitch lap. if you need materials for making a grinding tool or pitch lap, we have.

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  • Joy Of Mirror Making: Fine Grinding Bbastrodesigns
    Joy Of Mirror Making: Fine Grinding Bbastrodesigns

    Fine grinding a telescope mirror. the joy of mirror making. mel bartels. fine grinding. the goals of fine grinding are to prepare the curved mirror face so that it is ready for polishing and figuring and make any adjustments of the focal length. previously in rough grinding we deepened the center of the mirror's face either by grinding with coarse grit and a tool, slumping in a kiln over.

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  • Making Mirrors For Giant Telescopes Spie Digital Library
    Making Mirrors For Giant Telescopes Spie Digital Library

    Fine grinding and polishing of segment 2 took less than half the calendar time as the same operations for segment 1. development of tests for the gmt offaxis segments was a major challenge. like all modern telescope mirrors, they are measured with an interferometer and a null corrector, shown in figure 12. the null corrector converts a.

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  • How To Grind A Telescope Mirror In 10 Easy Steps – Starry
    How To Grind A Telescope Mirror In 10 Easy Steps – Starry

    Grinding for more than a decade, astronomers and amateur telescope makers suggested that primary telescope mirrors must meet the ratio of at least 6:1 for thickness and diameter. but in the last few years, that is increasingly eroding as most of the primary telescope mirrors you find are thinner than the standard 6:1 thickness.

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  • Can You Do It Make Your Own Telescope Mirror, That Is
    Can You Do It Make Your Own Telescope Mirror, That Is

    I made my first mirror when i was 14, a 6 f9 (it was supposed to be an f8, but i had trouble getting the curve deep enough), by myself using thompsons making your own telescope. it probably came out no better than 12 wave i dont know i really didnt know how to test well yet.

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  • Explore How Telescope Mirrors Are Made |
    Explore How Telescope Mirrors Are Made |

    Making a telescope mirror. to start, a new mirror blank is sanded down to create a precise parabolic curve in a process called grinding. to do that, the blank is paired with a device called.

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  • Telescope Mirror Making: Part 3, Rough Grinding
    Telescope Mirror Making: Part 3, Rough Grinding

    Last stage of grinding a 12.5inch telescope mirror blank with an 11.5inch tool. the tool consists of ceramic tiles arranged on a convex surface that matches the curve of the mirror (roughly f4 focal ratio). the abrasive is the 5micron aluminium oxide powder, which is the smallest grit i intend to use.

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  • Mirror Grinding Kit Grind And Polish Telescope Mirror At
    Mirror Grinding Kit Grind And Polish Telescope Mirror At

    Mirror grinding kit grind and polish telescope mirror at home mirror blank grinding tool grinding powders ceruim oxide optical polish. view basket (0) 0.00 ex vat view quote (0) register login. telephone: 44 (0) 1268 728077 | fax: 44 (0) 1268 590445. email: sales.

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  • Mirroromatic Mirror Making Machine Atm Pages Of
    Mirroromatic Mirror Making Machine Atm Pages Of

    Mirroromatic grinding machine. when i decided in 2009 after a tenyear break to get into mirror making again, it quickly became clear to me that i would need to construct machine, as hand grinding big mirrors is not something very beneficial for the hands of a musician.

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  • Mirror Grinding Machine
    Mirror Grinding Machine

    My mirror grinding machine. for a long time i've wanted to build a machine for grinding telescope mirrors. dennis rech's mom designs finally inspired me to just get up and do it. over the years, i'd been collecting motors, gear boxes, pulleys, etc.

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  • Fast Mirror Grinding Amp; Polishing The Atms Workshop
    Fast Mirror Grinding Amp; Polishing The Atms Workshop

    The mirror ended up with a very smooth, zone free, nearly spherical figure ready for final figuring. figure 1: polishing pads applied to a 9 inch grinding tool. another local atm has also tried the polishing pads with abrasive and ceo. his own 17.5 mirror took about nine hours to polish out completely.

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  • Spin Grinding A Slumped Mirror Atm, Optics And Diy
    Spin Grinding A Slumped Mirror Atm, Optics And Diy

    Spin grinding a slumped mirror posted in atm, optics and diy forum: so after taking a few years off from the hobby to get my wife well i have completed my spin grinder and am ready to tackle the 14 honeycombed mirror that you see as my avatar i had it fused to shape many years ago and it is slumped to an f5 curve. i have not used a spin grinder as yet all my.

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  • Making My Own Fixed Post Mirror Grindingpolishing Machine
    Making My Own Fixed Post Mirror Grindingpolishing Machine

    Page 1 of 2 making my own fixed post mirror grindingpolishing machine posted in atm, optics and diy forum: hey guys. im thinking of making my own fixed post mirror grindingpolishing and curve generating machine. ive got loads of questions regarding the design so ill just start firing away do i need an eccentric moving tool to be able to polish a.

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  • Grinding And Polishing A Meniscus Mirror – Astronomy
    Grinding And Polishing A Meniscus Mirror – Astronomy

    Grinding and polishing a meniscus mirror. in many respects, the grinding and polishing stages of fabricating a thin meniscus telescope mirror are not different from any telescope mirror. there are lots of resources, online and in print, describing that. this article will focus on the specific issues introduced by working on such a mirror.

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  • King Telescopes, Telescope Mirror Blanks, Using Both
    King Telescopes, Telescope Mirror Blanks, Using Both

    Our intent is to provide a source for lower cost, mirror blanks, and supplies for grinding your own telescope mirror. if i had known as a kid how, well not easy, but indeed not as hard as i would have expected to grind my own mirror. i sure would have had a much nicer scope then. at present we have a supply of high quality pyrex mirror blanks.

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  • Telescope Mirror Blanks
    Telescope Mirror Blanks

    Please see the buy telescope mirror blanks page for low prices on plate glass mirror blanks. if you'd like to buy a complete mirror grinding kit, with all abrasives and grinding tool included, please see the buy telescope mirror kits. website for the lowest prices on plate glass telescope mirror grinding kits.

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  • 8 Inch Telescope Mirror Kit Firsthand Discovery
    8 Inch Telescope Mirror Kit Firsthand Discovery

    Save money and time by purchasing a telescope mirror kit. this kit includes an 8 inch telescope mirror blank, all the silicon carbide grits, white aluminum oxide powders, gugolz pitch, and cerium oxide polish you will need to grind and polish an 8 inch telescope mirror all bundled in one spot. this will get you on a great start to building your own telescope.

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  • Grinding An 8″ F10 Telescope Mirror –
    Grinding An 8″ F10 Telescope Mirror –

    The method is basically to cover the mirror in a light coat of lubricant of some kind (i used vegetable oil) then some saranwrap (cling wrap), then put a dam around the mirror to contain the poured plaster – see the above link for more info.

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  • Telescope Mirror Grinding Stand Woodware Designs
    Telescope Mirror Grinding Stand Woodware Designs

    Still grinding your own mirror is a key skill that makes you a real telescope maker. to grind a telescope mirror by hand you simply attach a glass tool the same size as your mirror blank to the top of a small, strong stand. you apply grinding compounds to the.

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  • Telescope Mirror Blanks
    Telescope Mirror Blanks

    Telescope mirror blanks grind your own telescope mirror. plastic protractor inserted under a 6 inch mirror blank during a stress test, to illustrate what stress would look like if there were any present. all blanks test like this, or.

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  • Mirrormaking Workshop Texas Star Party
    Mirrormaking Workshop Texas Star Party

    Telescope mirror kits .com; united lens company; salem distributing company; there is also info at the mirror workshop (astron soc of greater hartford ct). heres some videos of mirrorgrinding and mirrorpolishing to give you some idea of what youll be doing. our thanks to atm volunteers keith venables, tim cowden, and robert kieras!

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