Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine

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Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine Products & Suppliers

Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine Products & Suppliers

The process was performed at Cranfield University Precision Engineering on the BoX grinding machine (Figure 4, left), designed for rapid and accurate grinding of large telescope mirror segments [15]. X-Ray Telescope Mirrors-Materials, Manufacture, Tolerances And Metrology.

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100 Inch Telescope Mirror On Grinding Machine — Calisphere

100 Inch Telescope Mirror On Grinding Machine — Calisphere

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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Hand Grinding A Telescope Mirror Make:

Hand Grinding A Telescope Mirror Make:

May 30, 2014 This is how you make a telescope mirror out of a hunk of glass Use a sand mixture and another piece of glass to grind away the middle of a concave shape. Repeat with finer and finer grit sand. Dave Barosso demonstrates the technique, but to do it yourself, try to visit one of the Telescope Makers Workshop‘s classes on Friday nights in Oakland.

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Telescope Mirrors Blanks Secondaries Grinding Materials

Telescope Mirrors Blanks Secondaries Grinding Materials

TELESCOPE MIRRORS, BLANKS, TOOLS, TESTERS, GRINDING MATERIALS, POLISHING MATERIALS, ALUMINISING, MIRROR BOX, RONCHI, LASER, FOUCAULT, per kilo $40AUD Tin oxide grinding powder per kilo $30AUD Pumice grinding powder per kilo $30AUD 80 Grade grinding powder per 8 mirror $2AUD 120 $2AUD 220 $3AUD 320 $4AUD 500 $6AUD 1000.

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Mirror Grinding Machine Worldcrushers

Mirror Grinding Machine Worldcrushers

May 15, 2013 New grinding machine The new grinding machine is being used to re-make the old TRO 30 inch mirror and the three 20 inch mirrors. It will be capable of making a Mirror grinding machine construction log – JamesCrombie.com page1.

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Mirror Grinding Machine Construction Log James Crombie

Mirror Grinding Machine Construction Log James Crombie

Mirror grinding machine construction log get to far and put it aside for a while as I built several med sized dobsonian telescopes, A 15 for myself and a 16 for the NBANB. Both of these mirrors were bought, but I still wanted to grind one myself. I ordered an 8 kit from Willman-Bell but it.

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Skybadger Mirror Grinding Machine

Skybadger Mirror Grinding Machine

The mirror machine came to me as a result of astronomical horse-trading, swapping a large GEM mount and a 8 Newtonian OTA for the machine as it was and a start kit consisting of two 6 blanks and the grit, rouge and pitch to manufacture a mirror. The grinding machine had been built to the design of the mirror-o-matic design of Dennis Rech.

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Ritchey Mirror Grinding Machine National Air And Space

Ritchey Mirror Grinding Machine National Air And Space

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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Making The 20 Inch Conical Mirror Pierre Lemay

Making The 20 Inch Conical Mirror Pierre Lemay

To do these operations I built a grinding machine which would be used throughout the project. My grinding machine, shown in these pictures, was based on Dilworth’s grinding machine seen in the Nov-Dec 1977 issue of S T The grinding machine has three spindles. The right spindle is the one on which the mirror is mounted.

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Building A Fixed Post Mirror Grinding Machine

Building A Fixed Post Mirror Grinding Machine

Aug 19, 2019 Gordon Waite is probably one of the better mirror makers using this machine and have incorporated some of his ideas into my plan. I like the fixed-post plan vs others with eccentric drives, because it gets the heavy grinding done in an automated.

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Mirror Grinding Machine » Leonardo Da Vinci's Inventions

Mirror Grinding Machine » Leonardo Da Vinci's Inventions

The mirror or lens grinding machine is a masterpiece of mechanical engineering. It has several gears in mesh at all times and also has several variable settings built into it. This machine was most likely designed by Leonardo while he was either investigating the different ways that light reflected off things or maybe he was planning on.

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Making A Tachometer For A Grinding Polishing Machine

Making A Tachometer For A Grinding Polishing Machine

When making a telescope mirror on the machine, two parameters are important the rotation speed of the mirror, and the rotation speed of the overarm eccentric. Other environmental parameters also matter temperature and humidity are foremost here.

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Making My Own Fixed Post Mirror Grinding Polishing Machine

Making My Own Fixed Post Mirror Grinding Polishing Machine

Oct 15, 2012 Page 1 of 2 - Making my own fixed post mirror grinding polishing machine - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum Hey guys. Im thinking of making my own fixed post mirror grinding polishing and curve generating machine. Ive got loads of questions regarding the design so Ill just start firing away Do I need an eccentric moving tool to be able to polish a mirror spherical.

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Large Thin Mirror Making Bbastrodesigns

Large Thin Mirror Making Bbastrodesigns

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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Fixed Post Mirror Grinder Advice

Fixed Post Mirror Grinder Advice

Nov 01, 2011 Hi AllWeve been having some idle discussions about grinding mirrors here. In particular, weve been discussing building a fixed post mirror grinding turntable for cutting mirrors up to about a 24inch diameter to spherical. Its only a pipe dream at the.

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Precision Grinding For Rapid Fabrication Of Segments For

Precision Grinding For Rapid Fabrication Of Segments For

Mirrors in the range of 1-2 metres size. While maintaining high form accuracy, the BoX machine was designed for rapid grinding and a relatively low cost grinding process. Compared to other grinding machines such as the OAGM 2500, the BoX machine weighs ten times less (12 tonnes) and its overall footprint for a 2 m capacity is very compact (3.2.

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Making A Mirror Grinding & Polishing Machine Atm

Making A Mirror Grinding & Polishing Machine Atm

Mar 16, 2015 Page 1 of 5 - Making a Mirror grinding Polishing machine - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum Hello, I am on the half of the way to make a mirror grinding machine inspired by original M-O-M design. I made the pulley arrangement such a way that, both the turn table eccentric spins at 50 RPM fixed. I wont go for making mirror bigger that 10.5 (or max 12).

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Mirror Grinding Machine Hackaday

Mirror Grinding Machine Hackaday

Sep 26, 2006 The true test of the amateur astronomer is building their own telescope. Grinding and polishing your own mirrors is a long, arduous process. Instead of.

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Tut44 Making A Mirror Grinding Tool

Tut44 Making A Mirror Grinding Tool

Want to about Newtonian telescopes the internet is replete with information about all types of telescopes. Typically, the primary mirror is made of glass. Pyrex is commonly used for the primary mirror because of its thermal stability, but for small mirrors, plate glass will work fine too. Telescope mirrors are relatively thick.

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Joy Of Mirror Making: Polishing Bbastrodesigns

Joy Of Mirror Making: Polishing Bbastrodesigns

Polishing a mirror is one of the great joys you will experience as a maker and builder. It's also arguably the most accurate surface made by man or machine. If the mirror is expanded to the size of a football field, then the mirror’s surface will be smooth to 1 1000 inch or 1 30 millimeter!.

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How I Make Telescope Mirror Blanks

How I Make Telescope Mirror Blanks

Now that I have several blanks made, it is time to grind and polish one into a telescope mirror and test it out. I can use one blank as the mirror and another as the grinding tool, and have a couple in reserve in case something goes horribly wrong during the grinding and polishing operations. I'll post an update once a mirror is completed.

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Astronomy Options Astronomy Mirror Making Telescopes

Astronomy Options Astronomy Mirror Making Telescopes

Currently manufacturing a 16″ diameter 1″ thick plate glass f3.88 Newtonian telescope mirror. Doing this with my new fixed post grinding machine built this summer. Work is progressing well, and very efficient. Started project in August 2013 and at this point I am ready to move on from 25 micron White Aluminum Oxide to 9 micon White Aluminum.

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Newport Glass Works Ltd Grinding Polishing And Figuring

Newport Glass Works Ltd Grinding Polishing And Figuring

Thin Telescope Mirrors . Abridged from an article appearing in Telescope Making 12 Provided Courtesy of Astronomy Magazine Article's Author Bob Kestner . Part I - Grinding . For many years, amateur astronomers and telescope makers thought it essential that glass for telescope primary mirrors be at least one-sixth as thick as its diameter.

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Mirror Grinding Building

Mirror Grinding Building

Mirror Grinding Machine Hackaday. 26-09-2006 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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Telescope Making Links

Telescope Making Links

Grinding,Polishing and Figuring Large Thin Mirrors - Part 2 - Polishing 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.

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