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    MIRROR GRINDING MACHINE. I made my first mirror grinding and polishing machine over thirty years ago. It used the working principle of the machine illustrated at "A", Page 163, "Amateur Telescope Making" Book 1. A bowl which rotated was fitted to the spindle. I also built another machine of the same type.

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  • Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine ...

     · Hello all, I'm fascinated by those who can grind and figure their own mirrors for reflecting telescopes. With the availability of kits to finish beautiful ATM dobs from companies like dobstuff, the lure of building one's own scope to high tolerances an.

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  • Making mirrors for giant telescopes

    Manufacture of primary mirrors has often been the bottleneck for telescope construction, as it was for the 100 inch telescope and the 200 inch telescope. We had serious challenges making the first GMT offaxis segment, but with two segments finished and three more moving through the production queue, the Mirror Lab is on schedule to deliver segments at a rate consistent with the project timeline.

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  • What are the best sources for mirror blanks?

     · What are the best sources for mirror blanks? posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: Ever since I found Stellafanes mirror making page, Ive been itching to build my own telescope. Im going to start with a 68in. Newt (the classic beginning ATM project!). All I need now are the materials! I can find the yogurt containers pretty easily.

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  • Large Thin Mirror Making

    Large Thin Mirror Making...by Mel Bartels. French translation (Traduction effectuie en Avril 2002 par Hugues Laroche. Toute erreur provenant de la traduction me serait naturellement imputable et peut m'jtre signalie directement ` l'adresse Hugues dot Laroche at sesastra dot com ou ` Mel Bartels luimjme.

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  • Grind and Polish a Dobsonian/Newtonian Telescope Mirror ...

    Grind and Polish a Dobsonian/Newtonian Telescope Mirror With Hand Tools: Author's note: This Instructable was written and published by our Making and Tinkering Programs Manager, who's personal Instructable account we coopted. He is now publishing personal Instructables over at member ID a telescope abo.

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  • Newport Glass Works, LTD. Grinding, Polishing and Figuring ...

    Thin Telescope Mirrors . Abridged from an article appearing in Telescope Making #12 Provided: Courtesy of Astronomy Magazine Article's Author: Bob Kestner . Part I Grinding . For many years, amateur astronomers and telescope makers thought it essential that glass for telescope primary mirrors be at least onesixth as thick as its diameter.

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    Mirror Grinding Machine YouTube. 25/06/2013· this is my nearly completed fixed post mirror grinder. still some work to do left, but this is a test for functionality. there's also a short vid on my Grinding Machine,My Mirror Grinding Machine. For a long time I've wanted to build a machine for grinding telescope mirrors.

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  • Recommended sources of telescope mirrors

     · Some time in the future I hope to build my own Newtonian telescope (OTA) but draw the line at grinding my own parabolic mirror (though who knows what I might do eventually). Therefore, I would like recommendations for suppliers of finished mirrors, please. I'm .

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    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. Most of them came from industrial junk price

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  • Zambuto Optical Company

    Zambuto Optical Company is a full service custom manufacturer of premium Newtonian primary telescope mirrors from 7" through 24" diameter. Special NoticeWe want to let our customers know that during this timeframe we continue to do business as usual.

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  • Mirror Grinding Machine | Hackaday

     · Grinding and polishing your own mirrors is a long, arduous process. Instead of lapping the blank by hand, Laurie Hall built this mirror grinding machine from scratch.

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  • AstroTel

    MIRROR GRINDING MACHINE. I made my first mirror grinding and polishing machine over thirty years ago. It used the working principle of the machine illustrated at "A", Page 163, "Amateur Telescope Making" Book 1. A bowl which rotated was fitted to the spindle. I also built another machine of the same type.

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  • Telescope Grinding Machine

    Telescope Grinding Machine. Strasbaugh polishing and grinding machine You wont find very many of these around Strasbaugh is the premier manufacture of machines used by the professionals This machine is solid no plastic or wood You can adjust the spindle and eccentric speed with a turn of a knob while running It makes mirror grinding a pure joy

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  • tut44 Making A Mirror Grinding Tool

    Making A Mirror Grinding Tool By Allen Malsburry The average person would never think, "I can make my own telescope." ... Telescope mirrors are relatively thick. The concave shaped face is made by repeatedly rubbing the primary glass blank over another blank called the "tool". The tool is equal in diameter to the primary.

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  • Hindle Mirror Making Machine + 24" tool | Astromart

    1) Hindle MirrorMaking Machine. Extensively modified to perform all grinding, polishing, and figuring. Easily handles 24" blank and tool. Includes flotation supports for large, thin substrates. (less than cost of parts). Pickup only. 2) 24" f/5 Tool. Two fused " glass plates from Newport. " centre thickness. Edged round.

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    mirror grinding machine for sale . mirror grinding machine for sale christoartfairnl. Mirror o Matic mirror making machine ATM pages of Mirror O Matic grinding machine When I decided in 2009 after a ten year 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

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  • King Telescopes, telescope mirror blanks, using both ...

    Welcome to King Telescopes Not an impressive website. However, we are not in this for a profit. 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.

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  • Stellafane ATM:Mirror Making Myths

    You may notice that many commercial telescope advertisements proclaim they use "Hand Figured Optics" in fact this is one of the best and least expensive ways to get an accurate surface on a mirror most machines just can't hold the tolerances necessary, and any good telescope optic, including the mirror you could make in your kitchen, should be hand figured.

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  • Mirror grinding

    Well, that depends. Mostly on the mirror size you wish to grind, and the prices of the local market. In the US, telescope mirrors are the cheapest. A decent 6" (150 mm) mirror can be bought for under 100. In Europe, prices are usually twice, if not three times that.

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  • How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks.

    I borrowed a few ideas from the MirrorOMatic mirror grinding machine, particularly how to mount the turntable on top of the pulley. Anyone building machinery for coldworking glass should have a look at the MOM web site and plans. There are lots of good ideas there. The large wood circle will become the base of the turntable.

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  • How I make Telescope Mirror Blanks

    Now that I have several blanks made, it is time to grind and polish one into a telescope mirror and test it out. I can use one blank as the mirror and another as the grinding tool, and have a couple in reserve in case something goes horribly wrong during the grinding and polishing operations. I'll post an update once a mirror is completed.

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  • Parabolic telescope mirrors

    My mirrors are made to the following design and use specifiions. Wavefront accuracy having an RMS of .032 and a Strehl Ratio of .96 or better at 633 nm for apertures up to 10" at f/5 or up to 16" and f/5 or larger have a wavefront accuracy having an RMS of .036 and a Strehl Ratio of .94.. Mirrors at f/ and lower ratios have correspondingly lower Strehls due to the ...

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