OT - Grinding machine and making mirrors
> Hi, i'm really new to all of this, but i would eventually like to makeCheck out James Learch's web site an excellent resource and also look
> an aluminizing chamber for coating telescope mirrors, (probably 10"
> and up) and i don't know all the things i need yet and what they are
> for ;) but is there a tutorial? and a schematic?
at the archives (bit of a pain)
> Oh, p.s. on a similar note, i am also interested in an automaticDo a search for Tom Waineo's design very simple and uses a minimum of
> mirror shaper/grinder,
parts. I have just rebuilt my machine. Web page is in the process of
>Coulter optical is one I know of. They are now e-scopes. I have never
> And now for really my last question; Is anyone selling shaped and
> aluminized primary mirrors?
dealt with them and cannot comment on their service or reliability. A
friend has an optic from them that he is very happy with.
The best option is make your own. It is not difficult and there are
many resources in the net. One that has not yet been mentioned is
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