Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine Plans

Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine Page 2

 · Re Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine Update summary Lots of work to get to this point Things I need to probably change or fix My gearing of the DC motor I will need a slow speed for polishing 5 rpm and faster speeds for hogging out and fine grinding 15 30 rpm so likely need to think about adding a gear reduction

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Waite Research Telescope Mirrors Home

 · Fine Grinding a 20 Quartz Telescope Mirror Rough Grinding on the Fixed Post Mirror Grinding Machine Hogging the Curve on a 20 f/ Quartz Telescope Mirror Astronomy magazine names Waite Research s Renegade telescope a top astro product of 2021

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To Grind a Telescope Mirror SpringerLink

This exercise is not intended to make a perfect piece of optics but just to show the principle of the methods used in practice and to convince our students that amateur telescope making is surprisingly simple and accessible Further technical details may be found in many books on amateur telescope making

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24 Mirror Grinding and Polishing Machine IceInSpace

06 06 2021 · I started this thread to record my building progress of a new mirror grinding and polishing machine This machine will be capable of handling mirror sizes up to 22 I have decided that 22 is the absolute maximum otherwise becomes too cumbersome to move around ===== ==== Requirements

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Buy mirror blanks for telescope making

10 Inch Mirror Blanks 3/4 Thick $55 S&H 16 ;Shipping prices are to the USA not shipping outside the US sorryCombined shipping is possible Write For a complete mirror making KIT with all abrasives polishing compounds pitch and grinding tool included please see our Buy Telescope Mirror Kits website for great prices on plate glass

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Grinding Polishing and Figuring Part 2 Polishing

If you plan to do all the testing of your mirror in the telescope itself an option which I will discuss in part 3 of this series you won t need a test stand and testing tunnel However you will be better off to learn how to evaluate the mirror s condition at the center of curvature indoors under controlled conditions even if final figuring is to be done in the telescope outside

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How to Make Your Own Telescope Mirror Instructables

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 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

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How to Build an 80 Foot Wide Telescope Mirror to See Deep

 · How to Build an 80 Foot Wide Telescope Mirror to See Deep a pause for work on two other mirrors the lab is in the process of grinding Segments 2 and 3

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Mirror Grinding Machine

Very last knife edge readings for this mirror I think Here is the project file source code It was created using Microsofts VC ver 6 If you don t have at least that this file probably won t be very useful About 170 kb Tom Stokes 12/25/12

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Waite Research Telescope Mirrors Home

29 04 2021 · Fine Grinding a 20 Quartz Telescope Mirror Rough Grinding on the Fixed Post Mirror Grinding Machine Hogging the Curve on a 20 f/ Quartz Telescope Mirror Astronomy magazine names Waite Research s Renegade telescope a top astro product of 2021

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Want To Make A Giant Telescope Mirror Here s How NPR

 · Astronomers want increasingly large telescopes to peer into the depths of space To build a solid telescope mirror nearly 30 feet across you need

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How to Build a Dobsonian Telescope

REMEMBER TELESCOPE MIRRORS ARE POWERFUL CONCENTRATORS OF LIGHT Sunlight reflected off the face of a telescope mirror can cause BLINDNESS or START A FIRE Always handle your mirror indoors or in the shade The telescope described in these plans is for NIGHT USE ONLY NEVER set up your telescope in a location where it may be reached by sunlight

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Plans for a Dobsonian telescope scope making

Since you are reading this you are probably considering to build your own Dobsonian telescope This page provides detailed plans and instructions how to build one You can buy some ready made parts or you can make everything on your own including the mirrors and eyepieces

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Astronomy 3D Printed Accessories — TheAstroGazer

19 12 2021 · With the availability of Home 3D printers and CNC machines its become easier to create custom parts and save hundreds of dollars by making the pieces yourself Here is a repository of Telescope accessory 3D print designs I have found and consolidated The links will take you to the download page for

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TELESCOPE MAKING deep sky

Diamond generator for hogging out mirrors the blue is the angled cutter Primary Mirror The primary mirror at f/3 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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Dick Parker s Telescope Mirror Workshop Cassegrain

Grinding the secondary is just like grinding any other optic except in minature I ground the secondary with the workstand and worked the tool on top just like I would grind a larger mirror This optic is small enough that a lens grinding machine could work well

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Making a tachometer for a grinding / polishing machine for

14 02 2021 · The AM2315 temperature/humidity sensor should be placed outside close to the mirror but not so close as to get splashed with water or grit; somewhere on top of the overarm seems to be a good place Run a long ribbon cable from it to the controller and place a connector on the ribbon close to the sensor so it s easy to disconnect if you re removing the overarm tower from the machine for

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Telescope Mirror Blanks /

Telescope Mirror Blanks Providing telescope mirror blanks and kits to telescope makers Mirror blanks are individually tested for internal strain 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

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Amateur Astronomy and DIY Telescopes Stellafane DIY

 · In 1920 fifteen men and one woman showed up for the first telescope mirror grinding class offered by Russell Porter That s still roughly the male/ ratio

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Grinding/polishing/figuring machine for large mirrors of

Grinding/polishing/figuring machine for large mirrors of milliarcsecond x ray telescopes of 21st century Karkera Narayana B Abstract A milliarcsecond x ray telescope can image stars and can observe galaxies with resolution matching radio astronomy opening the door to fundamental discoveries The convenient milliarcsecond x ray

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An Introduction to the Optics Manufacturing Process

 · edging machine that can grind the outer diameter and put bevels on both sides in one run Although less common bevels can also be added after centration either using a stone grinding wheel or convex or concave bevel tools Figure 7 Combination bevel and centering tool

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Slotted Block for the Mirror o Matic telescope mirror

This is a slotted block for the Mirror o Matic telescope mirror grinding and polishing Dennis Rech You can look at for the information plans and operations manual All size parameters can be adjusted as well as the diameter of the target mirror The optional slots for washing out the grid from inside the block slit are also provided

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Buy Telescope Mirrors Jim s Mobile

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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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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Homemade Inch Dobsonian Telescope 5 Steps with

 · Homemade Inch Dobsonian Telescope How to build a inch closed tube Dobsonian telescope I began building it in the spring of 2021 but the bulk of the work was done in July of 2021 with first light occurring on July 25 This Instructable describe the planning design and par

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24 Mirror Grinding and Polishing Machine IceInSpace

 · I started this thread to record my building progress of a new mirror grinding and polishing machine This machine will be capable of handling mirror sizes up to 22 I have decided that 22 is the absolute maximum otherwise becomes too cumbersome to move around ===== ==== Requirements

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Grinding Metre Scale Mirror Segments for the E ELT Ground

The next generation of ground based telescopes require many hundreds of metre scale off axis mirrors In this paper the grinding of a metre scale Zerodur mirror segment for the European Extremely Large Telescope E ELT is introduced

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Astronomy Options Astronomy Mirror Making Telescopes

Currently manufacturing a 16″ diameter 1″ thick plate glass Newtonian telescope mirror Doing this with my new fixed post grinding machine built this summer Work is progressing well and very efficient

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