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Making A Mirror Grinding Tool Amateur Astronomers, Inc.

Making A Mirror Grinding Tool. By Allen Malsburry. The average person would never think, "I can make my own telescope." Most amateur astronomers believe, "I can buy a better telescope than I can build." Neither is actually correct. For many decades now, amateur astronomers have been building their own telescopes.

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Types of Mirroromatic machines. The Machines. Types of Mirroromatic machines. Mirroromatic documentation. Documentation. Mirroromatic documentation. Information for ATMs · Contact Dennis.

Rough Grinding a 20" Quartz Telescope Mirror on the FixedPost

Rough Grinding a 20" Quartz Telescope Mirror on the FixedPost Machine.

MirroroMatic mirror making machine ATM pages of Berthold

When I decided in 2009 after a tenyear break to get into mirror making again, it quickly became clear to me that I would need to construct machine, as hand grinding big mirrors is not something very beneficial for the hands of a musician. I started to look around and quickly found Dennis Rech's website about the MoM 

Mike's Telescope Workshop MDPub

After you build your first telescope you'll never buy another massproduced scope. You'll be This is my homebuilt edge grinding machine for grinding down my homecast mirror blanks. Click to see the This is a 12.5 inch diameter, 1.5 inch thick, lightweight honeycombback telescope mirror blank that I made myself.

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Types of Mirroromatic machines. The Machines. Types of Mirroromatic machines. Mirroromatic documentation. Documentation. Mirroromatic documentation. Information for ATMs · Contact Dennis.

Machine Mirror Making

Fixedpost machine grinding is where the mirror is on a turntable rotating around 20 PRM [speeds vary], and a 75% tool is on top. They are already curvegenerated. The tool is hanging over the mirror by 1/6 the diameter of the tool, or about 1/8 diameter of the mirror, and is fixed in this position. The motor turns the mirror 

MirroroMatic mirror making machine ATM pages of Berthold

When I decided in 2009 after a tenyear break to get into mirror making again, it quickly became clear to me that I would need to construct machine, as hand grinding big mirrors is not something very beneficial for the hands of a musician. I started to look around and quickly found Dennis Rech's website about the MoM 

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As it happens, the people who ground the 200" Hale telescope mirror did exactly the same thing when then prepared their blank for work, as detailed in the book, "The Perfect Machine". I have built a tool to grind out the holes also, and you can see the results of that work. My guess is it will take about another 10 hours of 

DATSCOPE Telescope mirror grinding machine

New grinding machine. The new grinding machine is being used to remake the old TRO 30 inch mirror and the three 20 inch mirrors. It will be capable of making a planned 1M telescope in the near future. TRO_30inch_machine_1.jpg. Original 30 inch TROK grinding machine. TROK_webimages_018.jpg. Link to the 

SkyBadger Mirror Grinding Machine

Well mostly I like to make things regardless of the price drivers this is what I am doing. I have a Mirroromaticmirror making machine that I swapped with MikeMS for a Newtonian telescope that was no use to me. With this I have so far attacked a 6" mirror blank and taken it to the polishing stage. This is where I am up to.

Mirror Grinding Machine

telescope mirror grinding machine based on Dennis Rech's MoM 20.

Making my own fixed post mirror grinding/polishing machine ATM

Feb 14, 2015 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 

AstroTel Mirror grinding machine

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 of the same type. Also a 

Mirror, mirror symmetry magazine

Jan 12, 2015 After more than six years of grinding and polishing, the firstever dualsurface mirror for a major telescope is complete.

grinding, polishing and figuring thin telescope mirror: part i

I can buy it easily and get all the starting work done on diamondgrinding machines something most of you don't have access to. I've also figured a halfdozen plate mirrors larger than 16" and wouldn't trade the experience for a million dollars not to mention the thousands of hours of excellent observing these mirrors have 

Grinding Machine for Large Telescope Mirrors

Grinding machine for mirrors up to 42 inches [1.1m] in diameter. Can be configured for spin or stroke work.

Are Diamonds an ATM's Best Friend? By Ed Jones

Amateurs have largely ignored the use of diamond tools for making telescope mirrors. However I believe there are To generate a concave curve on a grinding machine the mirror should be on the bottom spindle with a moderately fast speed (perhaps 500 rpm, depending on your optic size). Ideally the tool should be 1/2 

How the enormous mirrors on the world's largest telescope are made

Sep 3, 2014 The Giant Magellan Telescope is easily the most ambitious terrestrial astronomy program humanity's ever devised. It hasquite literallybeen built from the ground up by leveraging a brilliant, unique offaxis design and bleedingedge fabriion techniques. And nowhere is that more apparent than in the