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Old 16-06-2018, 03:21 PM
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Cheers. Sorry for the delay. Will it also remove any overcoating as well?
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Old 16-02-2019, 06:55 PM
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Any body out there?

Hi guys, you got any new mirror grinds on "the make"?

I've been so enjoying the full 2 degree wide views of Milky Way with my 10" Zhumell (one of my two "grab and go" scopes) using a Nagler 31T5 that for a "more intense" experience at the 1200-1250mm focal length I have decided to grind out a 12 1/2" blank I have sitting spare, to approx f4. Exit pupil at the 40.3x is close to 8mm, but my dark adapted pupil opens pretty wide at 7mm plus so won't lose much light.

Have played with 6"f8, 8"f6, 10"f5 (all around 1200-1250mm fl) so why not try 12.5" f4 for the same size FOV?

Anyway started the project today. See picture.
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Old 19-02-2019, 09:11 AM
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No grinding at the moment. A friend has given me a complete 225mm diameter Dall Kirkham mirror set ,which need to be coated, plus a transfer lens. I need to find a tube or summit. This after flocking my 12" newt and building an EQ platform.
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Old 20-02-2019, 09:26 AM
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Another one alive in Melbourne:
A couple of 250mm, f2.7 CDK primaries in the making.
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:57 AM
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Bump! Is anyone still out there making mirrors? I'm working on a 10 inch f3 then next a 16 f3
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:33 PM
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I finished a 10"F3.something a few years ago but never tubed it. However I've started on a scope to house it. No secondary, video camera at prime focus.

Here are some photos. The filenames say 10f3 but I don't remember the context of what I was doing at the time (~2006)

I observe occultations and this is primarily to observe asteroid occultations, pre-point and drift while I sleep.
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:46 PM
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Hi Dave, good to see someone working on a mirror! Just a fair warning, your mirror shows quite bad Stig (see the tilt of the Ronchi bands changes.

But, I'm excited to see the finished scope!
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