telescope mirror grinding machine

Mirror grinding - scope making

In some countries telescope mirrors are unavailable, so they need to be imported, at high shipping, customs, and tax cost. A 6" (150 mm ) or 8" (200 mm) standard quality mirror will be cheaper if bought ready made. 250 mm (10") probably too.

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Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors

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 be reconfigured for spinning work or for stroking work.

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Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine ...

Re: Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine. I I had a nice piece of 3/4" stainless dowel that was begging to be used. So I bought a cheap pillow block to provide the locator for the metal dowel, and then drilled the overarm to fit. These pillow blocks are $8 and come complete with a locking collar - great deal.

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Israel Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine Plans

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 be reconfigured for spinning work or for stroking work. the machine can also work smaller mirrors if the drip pan is moved to the fast shaft on.

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Mirror Grinding Machine

My Mirror Grinding Machine. For a long time I've wanted to build a machine for grinding telescope mirrors. Dennis Rech's M-o-M designs finally inspired me to just get up and do it. Over the years, I'd been collecting motors, gear boxes, …

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Panasonic HDC-SD60 Telescope mirror grinding machine - …

just a quick vid of my home made mirror grinding machine

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Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine For Sale

Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine For Sale. 100inch telescope mirror on grinding machine — the 100inch mirror on the grinding machine photograph likely taken at the pasadena optical shop of mount wilson observatoryimage courtesy of the observatories of the carnegie institution for science collection at.

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Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine For Sale

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Fixed post mirror grinder advice - DIY ... - Stargazers Lounge

Basically there are two types of grinding/polishing machine. The 'traditional' type which involves the mirror rotating at a relatively slow speed, a few rpm for a big mirror (16-20 inches) with the tool moving across the mirror, from side to side, at a higher rpm depending on the size of the mirror and/or tool.

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Stellafane ATM:Mirror Making Myths

You may notice that many commercial telescope advertisements proclaim they use "Hand Figured Optics" - in fact this is one of the best and least expensive ways to get an accurate surface on a mirror - most machines just can't hold the tolerances necessary, and any good telescope optic, including the mirror you could make in your kitchen, should be hand figured.

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Robotic mirror grinding? - Cloudy Nights

Loc: Oregon, South Western Coast. Posted 22 June 2021 - 02:01 PM. Robot or CNC machining of glass has been around since late 1960's, they were simple machines using punched tape. produced by a computer. It was used on free form optics. There was what is called profile grinding / polishing.

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grinding / polishing machine for telescope mirrors ...

Mechanical assembly is complete. The machine could start grinding now. I still need to build the electronics, and then there's painting and finishing.

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telescope mirror grinding machine for sale

Telescope Mirror Grinding Machines. Telescope Mirror Grinding Machines Mc World Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors I designed and built a grinding machine for mirrors up to 42 inches 11m in diameter By slipping on and off a couple of belts the machine...

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Making a homemade mirror grinding machine - Cloudy Nights

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 pillow block bearings work good for a homemade EQ mount? Thank you, John

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DIY Telescope Mirror grinding machine - YouTube

Homemade 10inch Mirror Grinding Machine.Sorry for blurred image.....

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Making my own fixed post mirror grinding/polishing machine ...

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 …

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Would an amateur telescope maker be able to grind a mirror ...

Answer (1 of 6): A good friend of mine, and a member of our astronomy club, has ground and polished TWO 32″ diameter mirrors! Yikes! The first one he made was damaged by the coating company, and so he set about making a second mirror! I have looked through both of them, and the images are just st...

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telescope mirror grinding machine for sale

Mirror Grinding Machine For Sale . Mirror Grinding Machine For Sale- LEMINE Mining machine. Mar 06 2006 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 12 shaft size pillow,Mirror grinding …

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telescope mirror grinding machine for sale

Mirror Grinding Machine. My Mirror Grinding Machine. For a long time I've wanted to build a machine for grinding telescope mirrors. Dennis Rech's M-o-M designs finally inspired me to just get up and do it. Over the years, I'd been collecting motors, gear boxes, pulleys, etc. Most of them came from industrial junk yards.

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Mirror Grinding Machine | Hackaday

September 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 lapping the blank by hand,...

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Types of mirror grinding machines - Cloudy Nights

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 …

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telescope mirror grinding machine - gezieninnederland.nl

Mirror Grinding Machine My Mirror Grinding Machine For a long time I've wanted to build a machine for grinding telescope mirrors Dennis Rech's MoM designs finally inspired me to just get up and do it Over the years, I'd been collecting motors, gear boxes, pulleys, etc

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Mel Bartels' Amateur Telescope Making - BBAstroDesigns

A telescope mirror is arguably the most accurate surface made by human or machine. Amazingly you can grind a mirror by hand and make a telescope with simple hand tools. With such a telescope, Saturn with its rings are stunning, the Horsehead stands out in the midst of sweeping nebulosity. I can reach the eyepiece of my homebuilt 30 inch [76cm ...

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Build your own telescope part 1: The mirror – Thomas ...

On the opposite, a shallow mirror (e.g. F/D = 8) will be performing very well on planets and the moon. The theory behind grinding is that you can remove glass as long as you use a material with a higher hardness. Telescope makers use silicon …

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Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine | Crusher Mills, Cone ...

The 1.3m telescope mirror blank has been completed by Peter Wangsness and is now at JP Astrocraft in Charleston, … 1.3-m Mirror Grinding Machine … Mirror-O-Matic – Dr. Debug Grinding your own telescope mirror seemed like a cool idea until I did more research and discovered all the physical …

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24" F/6 thin telescope mirror grinding 3/4" plate - ATM ...

Page 1 of 2 - 24 F/6 thin telescope mirror grinding 3/4 plate - posted in ATM, Optics and DIY Forum: A friend and I have decided to grind this as a fun yet challenging project. I have ground and polished several mirrors including a 6, 8.5, 9.2, and 14.7 quartz mirror. I have decided to take the next step with this ultra-thin setup. I know it is bordering on the edge of …

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The machine is shown grinding a 300 mm mirror.How to build a tachometer:

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Mirror Grinding Machine | Hackaday

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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