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This video shows a few initial stages of making a primary mirror for a 6" f/8 telescope. I'm a newbie so bear with me in my ignorance as a first timer making...

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Grinding with thin telescope mirror kits: Thin glass grinding differs slightly from "standard" mirror making practices. Keep these principals in mind when using your thin mirror kit and you'll be fine.

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Apr 08, 2024· Grinding a Telescope Mirror: The Non-DIY Project. Posted on March 4, 2017 by Telescope Paul. John Dobson . I did not know John Dobson, nor do I know someone who knew him, but I feel like I did from all the testimonials I have read. At the least, my telescope build is an extremely distant branch of his legacy. Mr. Dobson is …

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Grinding and polishing the mirror is the most difficult part of making a telescope. And the most critical. Mirror-making is a hobby that has been around for many years, and many people have put their hands to the task, but it is time consuming, requiring a great deal of skill, patience and perseverence. Especially when the mirror gets big. And ...

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Introduction: How to Make Your Own Telescope Mirror [Fig 1] This is a large piece of glass a woman off Craigslist gave me. It was 40"x40" and 0.75" thick. Its what I decided to use to make the mirror. Cutting it into smaller sections can be difficult but scoring it with a glass cutter and tapping the line with a hammer will generally give you a good …

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Amateur Telescope Making Main Page. Russell Porter ... mirror grinding techniques are very similar to those written up by Porter and Ingalls in the 20´s and 30´s.

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How to Grind a Telescope Mirror Reflector telescopes, such as Newtonian and Dobson telescopes, use curved mirrors instead of lenses to focus light. Mirrors are much easier to make than lenses and as a result amateur astronomers can build large aperture telescopes after grinding the

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Pitch is a material that is so viscous that it appears to be a solid at room temperature; yet it can flow with time (faster when heated or under pressure) to confirm to the surface of your mirror and insure a good polish.

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All seven of the 8.4m mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope in Chile are cast and polished at the Richard F. Caris Mirror Lab at the University of Arizona. At the present time, four mirrors in various stages in the process including casting, grinding and polishing. Each mirror uses more than ...

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You’ll learn the step-by-step method for grinding and polishing the mirror, building the mount, and assembling a complete telescope. Notes from John Dobson's Telescope Making Class

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This video shows how to setup a mirror grinding machine for fixed-post grinding, also known as spin grinding or spinning. After setup, you'll see how abrasiv...

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Grinding and Testing a Telescope Mirror - RASC St John's Centre. You need special machinery to grind a mirror Indeed you do, if you are going to use machinery at all The machinery must be made to mimic the human action Humans make the best mirrors precisely because their movements are imprecise.

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Intro: Wooden Telescope Part 1: the Mirror. This is the first of a 2 part Instructable explaining how I built a wooden telescope from scratch. In this part, I …

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Polishing a telescope mirror. Mel Bartels Polishing Polishing a mirror is one of the great joys you will experience as a maker and builder.