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telescope mirror coating
We have coated many amateur telescope mirrors for John Dobson of the Sidewalk Astronomers and
for the Telescope Makers Workshop at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland. We do some commercial coating now and
then. Our coating is aluminum with silicon monoxide over-coating. In the last year
more than half our work has been re-coating old telescope mirrors.
Telescope The program includes mirror testing methods,
basic optics and wave theory of optics. The program is supplied on a CD disk
which can be browsed with the Safari Browser, the Microsoft Internet Explorer, the Firefox
Browser or any general purpose browser.
Telescope making C/D, including mailing, $5.
807 Rutherdale Ave
San Carlos, Ca. 94070 3733
The coating machine is out of service at this time.
expect to resume coating within the month.
Problem is due to a frozen
vacuum pump which
is away for repair.
There is no gain in using a large aperture telescope for
Thermal air turbulence will undo any potential gain due
Best to leave your light bucket at home in the shade.
The prime focus image will blind you in a few milliseconds.
Cardboard tube can be set ablaze.
Do you plan on spending your entire
eclipse time guarding the scope from a crowd of the curious?