Telescope Mirror Grinding Machine Plans

  • telescope mirror grinding machine optics

    telescope mirror grinding machine optics

    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 Most . Mirror grinding Telescope making. A good starter size is the 150 mm (6") mirror A 200mm (8") will also work Most ATM books and websites ...

  • Building a Refracting telescope, anyone done it?

    Building a Refracting telescope, anyone done it?

    May 29, 2010 · Bought the "Advanced Telescope Making Techniques "by Allan Mackintosh. First I made a mirror grinding some 8" blanks and set out machine would run unattended so that part was the Newtonian the ground blank off for had it all looked at

  • Dick Parker's Telescope Mirror Workshop: Cassegrain ...

    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. I did not have a lens grinding machine and it is not necessary if you ...

  • Mirror grinding

    Mirror grinding

    A good starter size is the 150 mm (6") mirror. A 200mm (8") will also work. Most ATM books and websites recommend a Pyrex® mirror blank, but in my opinion, annealed plate glass is better for this first, "learn and practice" is cheaper, it is softer and grinds faster, needing less abrasives and with these small sizes, the low expansion glass like Pyrex has no practical (visible at ...

  • Joy of Mirror Making: Polishing

    Joy of Mirror Making: Polishing

    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!

  • How I Make LightWeight Hexagon or Honeycomb Telescope ...

    How I Make LightWeight Hexagon or Honeycomb Telescope ...

    I plan on grinding and polishing this inch mirror to see how well it takes a figure, and if the pattern of the back prints through. I am also planning on making larger diameter versions of this design. I will post updates in the future. Update 02/15/12 I have started the process of rough grinding the inch honeycombback mirror blank ...

  • How to make telescope | Diy tripod, Telescope, Homemade tube

    How to make telescope | Diy tripod, Telescope, Homemade tube

    Nov 1, 2013 telescope making, mirror grinding, homemade tripod, eyepieces, astronomy. Nov 1, 2013 telescope making, mirror grinding, homemade tripod, eyepieces, astronomy. Pinterest. Today. Explore. When the autocomplete results are available, use the up and down arrows to review and Enter to select. Touch device users can explore by touch ...

  • Making mirrors for giant telescopes

    Making mirrors for giant telescopes

    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 m mirrors. The Mirror Lab was not free to choose the focal ratios, so these mirrors .

  • 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 Mirroromatic Tom Waineo's Desktop Grinding/Polishing Machine Ken Lilja's Grinding Machine Grinding Machine Figuring Figuring a Paraboidal mirror by thermal ...

  • Mirror Grinding Machine | Hackaday

    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.

  • Building a fixed post mirror grinding machine ...

    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 loor 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.

  • mirror grinding machine plans

    mirror grinding machine plans

     · Mirror Grinding Machine. My Mirror Grinding Machine. For a long time I've wanted to build a machine for grinding telescope mirrors. To use these parts, I had to modify some of Dennis' plans. How I did it is described below. This machine is the result. It is capable of grinding up to 20" telescope mirrors. Pictured is a 10". I quickly discovered that changing the original plans . Making a ...

  • Mirror O Matic

    Mirror O Matic

    Jul 07, 2021 · We didn't want to spend to many hours grinding on a mirror. We started grinding early '80 and made 'a few' mirrors/telescopes. So we decided to work on more complex systems like for example a Schupmann telescope. But first we wanted to build a StevickPaul. A Gregorian telescope was already finished and awaits a coating session...

  • Homemade Mirror Grinding Machine

    Homemade Mirror Grinding Machine

    Diy Lens Grinding Machine. diy grinding high quality telescope lens gitesderochehaut Telescope How Products Are Made diy grinding high quality telescope lens,The most familiar kind of telescope is an optical telescope, which uses a series of lenses or a curved mirror to focus visible light, Telescopes vary in size and sophistiion from homemade spyglasses built from cardboard tubes to Links.

  • grinding machine design elementals [Archive]

    grinding machine design elementals [Archive]

    You could try "Advanced Telescope Making Techniques" by MacIntosh. There are several grinding machines plans given as examples. I too would recommend the making of a couple of smaller mirrors to get the feel of how things "blend" when using a machine. I used to remove the arm from my machine and finish off the polishing by hand on the rotating ...

  • Mirror Grinding Machine Plans

    Mirror Grinding Machine Plans

    Mirror Grinding Machine Plan Mmi . Telescope mirror grinding machine plans Grinding Mill China The Gulin product line consisting of more than 30 machines sets the standard for our industry We plan to help you meet your needs with our equipment with our distribution and product support system and the .

  • 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 .

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

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

    On the opposite, a shallow mirror ( 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 carbide powders ( carborundum) for this task. It is cheap and comes in various size (can range ...

  • MoM Free Preview

    MoM Free Preview

    MirroroMatic was designed to be a very low cost astronomical mirror grinding, polishing and figuring machine. Its attributes are: 1. It can be built for somewhere between 200 and 400. 2. It is constructed of hardware store items and it needs no machined parts. 3. It is constructed primarily of 3/4 inch plywood and has few close tolerances. 4. It uses a single readily available 1/4 hp 1725 ...