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Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors

2020-11-1  Can be configured for spin or stroke work. Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors I designed and built a grinding machine for mirrors up to 42 inches [1.1m] in diameter. By slipping on and off a couple of belts, the machine can quickly

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Astro-Tel - Mirror grinding machine

2001-4-12  I made my first mirror grinding and polishing machine over thirty years ago. It used the working principle of the machine illustrated at "A" Fig.3, 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. Also a Hindle type machine

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Telescope mirror grinding machine / pottery wheel -

2021-3-4  Up for sale is my telescope mirror grinding machine / pottery wheel. I used this machine to grind a telescope mirror and it worked great. No more walking around the barrel. Could be adapted with an overarm for a fully automated grinding machine. $125 shipped to CONUSA. Includes 3D printed mirror holder (mirror blank not included as seen in ...

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Mirror-o-Matic mirror making machine - ATM pages

2018-5-16  The M-o-M is a marvellous machine due to its simplicity and yet refined design. It is extremely flexible accommodating mirror sizes from 4 inch up to 20 inch (with slight modifications) and can be used for all three steps necessary in producing a

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Types of mirror grinding machines - ATM, Optics and

2018-11-16  Uğur İkizler is a telescope maker in Bursa, and has made telescopes and a machine. I'm sure either of these telescope makers would help you to learn about making optics. There are others in Turkey also. Usually the same machine is used for grinding, polishing, and figuring. Types of machines: astrosurf...es-type-eng.htm

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telescope mirror grinding machine for sale - MC

Grinding Machine for Large Telescope MirrorsGrinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors I designed and built a grinding machine for mirrors up to 42 inches [1. Large-scale crushing screening milling plants. Offer efficient, cost-effective services for you. ... telescope mirror grinding machine for sale

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Large Thin Mirror Making - BBAstroDesigns

2012-7-3  In addition, a great deal of money will be saved: a finished 24" scope will set you back $7,000; grinding your own mirror and building the mount yourself will cost you $2,000. Amateurs have made mirrors up to 41" by hand. A grinding machine relieves the labor, but is not necessary. A 24" is the largest you can comfortably do solo.

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Making mirrors for giant telescopes - SPIE Digital Library

The Starfire project provided much of the funding for a new polishing lab built in 1990 and equipped with an 8 m grinding and polishing machine and a 24 m test tower, which were first used to figure the 3.5 m mirrors. The Mirror Lab was not free to choose the focal ratios, so these mirrors were more conservative at

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Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine Crusher Mills,

Telescope mirror grinding machine Mirror making and optical testing The images below show the completed grinding machine in it's new garage in October 2001. GrindingPolishingMachine – LCAO. Telescope Making. Telescope Mirror Grinding and Polishing Machine. After I had made the 41-cm telescope mirror by hand I had decided that I needed a ...

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Astro-Tel - Mirror grinding machine

2001-4-12  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" Fig.3, Page 163, "Amateur Telescope Making" Book 1. A bowl which rotated was fitted to the spindle. I also built another machine

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Telescope mirror grinding machine / pottery wheel -

2021-3-4  Up for sale is my telescope mirror grinding machine / pottery wheel. I used this machine to grind a telescope mirror and it worked great. No more walking around the barrel. Could be adapted with an overarm for a fully automated grinding machine. $125 shipped to CONUSA. Includes 3D printed mirror holder (mirror blank not included as seen in ...

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Mirror Grinding Machine Hackaday

2006-9-26  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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Making a homemade mirror grinding machine - ATM,

2006-3-6  Making a homemade mirror grinding machine - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: I want to make a motorized mirror grinder , any good info on this , i have a couple geared motors , low speed high torque. One more question ...will 1 1/2 shaft size

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How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks.

2013-2-26  The first thing I built was an extension that sits in the middle of the turntable to raise the working surface above the height of the dam. It was made from an 18 inch diameter tabletop and some scrap lumber. I drew concentric circles on the top of the tabletop in the sizes of common telescope mirror

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Types of mirror grinding machines - ATM, Optics and

2018-11-16  Types of mirror grinding machines - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: Hi to all, I am planning to make a mirror grinding and polishing machine but i have limited knowledge about these machines. Because of this i have some questions to someone who has some experience with those machines; - Some machines have fixed supportes and some of them have a prestaltic moving arm,

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Newport Glass Works, LTD. Grinding, Polishing and

2014-7-21  There are several ways to support the mirror on a grinding and polishing machine turntable, but first make sure the turntable itself is rigid. It must not bend. If your machine lacks a sturdy turntable, one way to make one is to cast it out of Kerr plaster 4" to 5" thick.

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Mike's Telescope Workshop

2021-2-24  I finally decided it was time to build a machine to help me grind the edges of the blanks true and round. This is my home-built edge grinding machine for grinding down my home-cast mirror blanks. Click to see the whole project. This is a 12.5 inch diameter, 1.5 inch thick, light-weight honeycomb-back telescope mirror

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Stellafane ATM:Mirror Making Myths

Making a Mirror takes Hundreds of Hours of Work. Not True! A 6" or 8" mirror should take about 40 to 80 hours of effort. While this is a non-trivial amount of time, the mirror can be completed in a few months, and certainly within a year. Most people work one to three hours a day on their mirror

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Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine Crusher Mills,

Telescope mirror grinding machine Mirror making and optical testing The images below show the completed grinding machine in it's new garage in October 2001. GrindingPolishingMachine – LCAO. Telescope Making. Telescope Mirror Grinding and Polishing Machine. After I had made the 41-cm telescope mirror by hand I had decided that I needed a ...

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Ritchey Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine

2021-3-2  Ritchey Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine. Grinding a mirror for it is true that astronomy from a popular standpoint is handicapped by the inability of the average workman to own an expensive astronomical telescope it is also true that if an amateur starts out to build a telescope just for fun he will find before his labors are over that he has become seriously interested in the.

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Mirror Grinding Machine, G. W. Ritchey National Air

2021-5-11  George Willis Ritchey built this mirror grinding machine at the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, in the late 1890s. Under the sponsorship of George Ellery Hale, the machine was used to grind a series of telescope mirrors starting with a 24-inch and then a 60-inch mirror for a telescope initially intended for the Yerkes Observatory.

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100-inch telescope mirror, on grinding machine —

100- inch telescope mirror on grinding machine, at Mount Wilson Observatory's Pasadena laboratory.Image courtesy of the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science Collection at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

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mirror-maker - Waite Research Telescope Mirrors

2010-4-29  Fine Grinding a 20" Quartz Telescope Mirror. Rough Grinding on the Fixed-Post Mirror Grinding Machine. Hogging the Curve on a 20" f/4.5 Quartz Telescope Mirror. Astronomy magazine names Waite Research's Renegade telescope a top astro product of 2015. The 20" Renegade telescope offers fabulous viewing without climbing a ladder.

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telescope mirror grinding machine pgranite in india

2018-12-31  telescope mirror grinding machine plans lab3d.nl. telescope mirror grinding machine price in india. Mirror Grinding Machine. telescope mirror grinding machine based on Dennis Rech's M-o-M 20, The two-axis U-joints you see are made of a soft 2"x2" pine which costs about $180 for 8 feet A 3/8" hole and a 3/8" Contact Supplier.

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How I built an edge grinder for telescope mirror blanks.

2013-2-26  The first thing I built was an extension that sits in the middle of the turntable to raise the working surface above the height of the dam. It was made from an 18 inch diameter tabletop and some scrap lumber. I drew concentric circles on the top of the tabletop in the sizes of common telescope mirror

Read More
Newport Glass Works, LTD. Grinding, Polishing and

2014-7-21  There are several ways to support the mirror on a grinding and polishing machine turntable, but first make sure the turntable itself is rigid. It must not bend. If your machine lacks a sturdy turntable, one way to make one is to cast it out of Kerr plaster 4" to 5" thick.

Read More
Mike's Telescope Workshop

2021-2-24  I finally decided it was time to build a machine to help me grind the edges of the blanks true and round. This is my home-built edge grinding machine for grinding down my home-cast mirror blanks. Click to see the whole project. This is a 12.5 inch diameter, 1.5 inch thick, light-weight honeycomb-back telescope mirror

Read More
Stellafane ATM:Mirror Making Myths

Making a Mirror takes Hundreds of Hours of Work. Not True! A 6" or 8" mirror should take about 40 to 80 hours of effort. While this is a non-trivial amount of time, the mirror can be completed in a few months, and certainly within a year. Most people work one to three hours a day on their mirror

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