telescopes mirror grinding equipment

Wooden Telescope Part 1 the Mirror 14 Steps (with Pictures)

CNC machining is already the standard way of grinding and polishing telescope mirrors at an industrial level. This method usually produces consistent and good results. Some amateurs actually use grinding machines to cut most of the grinding and polishing time. Figuring is actually the most sensitive part.

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Buy Telescope Mirrors Official Website for JMI

Jim's Mobile, Inc. (JMI Telescopes) is a world renowned manufacturer of astronomical telescopes and aftermarket accessories for the amateur and professional astronomer. We manufacture telescopes and accessories such as telescope wheels, carrying cases, guiding computers, focusers, motors and motor controls and much more.

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Telescope Making Wikibooks, open books for an open

To make the mirror for a telescope we grind an optically perfect surface onto the material chosen to make the mirror. Simple, huh? It actually is pretty simple to do. The physics of the interaction between the mirror and the grinding tool assures us that one will develop a hole while the other develops a hump. Lets look at that process.

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Telescope Making Links Designs and Techniques STAR

Astronomy, telescope making,mirror grinding and testing Large Thin Mirror Making by Mel Bartels Grinding Machines Mirror-o-matic Tom Waineo's Desktop Grinding/Polishing Machine Ken Lilja's Grinding Machine Grinding Machine Figuring Figuring a Paraboidal mirror by thermal predistortion Optical Testing The Basics of Telescope Testing Test Stand

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Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine Crusher Mills, Cone

Machine For Grinding Telescope Specula ChestofBooks.com Machine For Grinding Telescope Specula. Before describing brietly the machines used in grinding mirrors, it may be well to indicate the first step of all.

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flotation cell for telescope mirrors

Telescope Options. Mirrors. Telescopes of 18 inches and larger are fitted with 18 point flotation cells. These cells provide excellent support for the high accuracy mirrors used in all of my telescopes. Cells can optionally be upgraded to 18 point or 27 point. Online services

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Mirror-o-Matic

Other than these two advantages, the Mirror-o-Matic will do nothing that cannot be done by hand 'walking around the barrel'. Although the final results should be similar, the mechanics of machine grinding and polishing can be very different from handwork. This machine should be used as

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Waite Research Mirrors For Telescopes Grinding Machine

Our newest grinding and polishing machine features interchangeable turntables and a variable-speed drive. The machine can run at 3 or 4 rpm's for hand polishing, or up to 60 rpm's for fixed-post grinding or rough polishing. The 3/4 hp 3-phase AC motor and 301 gearbox provide plenty of power for grinding mirrors up to 20 inches in diameter.

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DOBSONIAN TELESCOPE OPTICS Webster Telescopes

The other thing you get from the Webster Telescopes/Kennedy Optics team that you won't get anywhere else is (we saved the best for last) YOU GET THE VERY SAME SECONDARY MIRROR THAT WAS USED TO FIGURE YOUR PRIMARY MIRROR! That's right, the ENTIRE optical path is delivered to you just as it was during fabrication.

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HOME BUILT TELESCOPE Book, How to Build A Telescope

Shows how to make a reflector mirror accurate to millionths of an inch, includes instruction on Mirror Grinding, making a pitch lap, polishing, testing equipment, testing and figuring, a mirror to a millionth of an inch. Correcting technique, telescope construction and mounting your telescope. Large (8.5 X 11 in.), 36 page, illustrated softcover.

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flotation cell for telescope mirrors

Telescope Options. Mirrors. Telescopes of 18 inches and larger are fitted with 18 point flotation cells. These cells provide excellent support for the high accuracy mirrors used in all of my telescopes. Cells can optionally be upgraded to 18 point or 27 point. Online services

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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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Mirror Grinding Machine For Sale ketelservice-nederland.nl

Mirror Grinding Machine For Sale. SPAC Mirror Lab. Welcome. Where the 19th Century Art of Mirror Making Meets the 21st Century. The Saint Petersburg Mirror Lab is a small band of dedicated mirror grinders and telescope makers living in

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Cleaning a Telescope Mirror A New Technique

A cap for the tube or the mirror alone, if you have an open tube, is a good idea. Cover your mirror if you are not using your telescope even for a 1/2 hour warm up or equipment adjustment. Leaving a mirror uncovered all night will result in either a dust covered or stained mirror.

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MIRROR MAKING "HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TELESCOPE MIRROR BY

A To make a telescope mirror from a flat disk (of glass), the flat surface has to be changed to a spherical / parabolic surface, because a flat surface can only reflect light in the same opposing angle as it comes to the surface, but for a enlarged view to be seen, the light has to come to a small focal point, at our eye or camera lens, therefore the surface is changed by grinding and

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Dick Parker's Telescope Mirror Workshop Refractor

The result was a 6 inch f/15 refractor objective made from readily available optical glass with standard mirror making techniques, little special equipment, and WOW! Does it perform. So if you have ever wondered if it was possible to build your own refractor lens

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Telescope telescope construction build most brands

EQUIPMENT FOR MAKING A TELESCOPE MIRROR (SUGGESTED) Grinding Materials Sagitta gauge (to measure the center depth) 8 containers to hold the grinding compounds 1 small container to hold the polishing compound Spray Bottle for water Small clean brush to apply polish Towel or similar to wrap the mirror in for protection

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build mirror grinding machine kleinoffem.nl

Mirror Grinding MachineMy Mirror Grinding Machine. For a long time I've wanted to build a machine for grinding telescope mirrors. Dennis Rech's M-o-M

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AGI Capabilities Rotary Surface Grinding advancedglass.net

rotary surface grinding. DIAMOND SURFACE GRINDING. Our range of equipment is capable of grinding large optical glass, fused silica, and fused quartz ingots up to 73" in diameter and 36" thick, as well as the smallest most intricate optical glass blanks. Suppliers of telescope mirror blanks, Supremax 33 blanks, precision machined

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Telescope making

Mirror grinding techniques There are many reasons for grinding your own mirror. Either you want a unusual size, or focal length, or to satisfy your curiosity, or to have the "pride of achievement" by fabricating something as precise as a telescope mirror. 300 mm Dobsonian This is my main telescope.

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