what you see, and know what to do from there to correct the optical surface to is time consuming, requiring a great deal of skill, patience and perseverence. Plastic protractor inserted under a 6 inch mirror blank during a stress test, to illustrate what stress would look like - if there were any present. Jim's Mobile, Inc. (JMI Telescopes) is a world renowned manufacturer of astronomical telescopes and aftermarket accessories for the amateur and professional astronomer. Waite Research has primary mirror blanks in stock and ready to begin polishing. We can supply the optics you need for your telescope. 7635 SE Deardorff Rd. Amazingly you can grind a mirror by hand and make a telescope with simple hand tools. Optional digital setting circles and motion control are available at additional charge. Good optics are the heart of a fine telescope. Email gordon@waiteresearch.com to learn more about Renegade telescopes and premium optics. The majority of these primaries we make are bought by amateur telescope makers or just customers who want to upgrade the optics in their imported, usually Chinese branded telescope. Design by c5mix   |   Powered by concrete5, Premium, hand-figured telescope mirrors and innovative telescope. Portland, OR 97236, Steve Swayze - and his 40-inch f/5 mirror. Welcome to Lockwood Custom Optics, Inc. Information / Contact: In-Stock Mirrors: Clients Projects: FAQ: Customer Comments History & More: Online Articles: In The Shop - Telescope Components: - Primary Mirror Cells - Secondary Mounts/Spiders - Large Diameter Altitude Bearings - Focusers - Finderscopes, etc. Astronomy Magazine named the Waite Research Renegade telescope one of the top astro-wares in 2015. telescope. GSO offers secondary flat telescope mirrors to match the complete telescope set request. nnovative telescope design and optics offer exquisite night views of Saturn, Jupiter, and the moon, as well as open clusters, nebulae and galaxies. The Star Test is the most critical optical test in the world for telescope mirrors. Contact gordon@waiteresearch.com for mirror sizes and free quotes. Sure, Mr. Kennedy has a whole lab full of interferometers, masks, and testing equipment, but when it comes to putting that final, perfect figure on the mirror, that mirror is outside, night after night under the stars. I had my 16 F5 telescope whose mirror I made and knew very well from the interferometry data. Mirror-making is a hobby that has been around for many years, and many people have put their hands to the task, but it is time consuming, requiring a great deal of skill, patience and perseverence. We had communicated for year on the net. Precision CNC-cut Baltic Birch fabrication, The 2013 Staunton River Star Party Experience, Fantastic Experiences at the Staunton River Star Party, Astronomy Magazine Names Renegade 20 a Star Product for 2015. Mirror-making is a hobby that has been So while designing and adding a new overarm to one of our mirror polishing machines, we decided to push the envelope. Telescope Mirror Blanks Providing telescope mirror blanks and kits to telescope makers. Renegade telescopes include premium, Waite Research mirrors, top-end Starlight Instruments Feather Touch focusers, Moonlite truss poles, and light-blocking fabric cloaks. Optical, Inc. For more information on Waite Research premium mirrors and telescopes, please email or give us a ring. Waite Research is building Renegade telescopes with premium primary mirrors 10" and up. NOW! © 2020 Waite Research. Waite Research has primary mirror blanks in stock and ready to begin polishing. And especially if you strive for Email gordon@waiteresearch.com today. For more information on Waite Research premium mirrors and telescopes, please email or give us a ring. Zambuto Optical Company is a full service custom manufacturer of premium Newtonian primary telescope mirrors from 7" through 24" diameter. And the most critical. the desired parabolic curve. And the most critical. Special Notice-We want to let our customers know that during this timeframe we continue to do business as usual. With about 50 videos on mirror making and telescope building, Gordon's YouTube channel has accumulated over 2,400,000 views! Login. Contact gordon@waiteresearch.com for mirror sizes and free quotes. Grinding and polishing the mirror is the most difficult part of making a telescope. A telescope mirror is arguably the most accurate surface made by human or machine. Allow me to offer an unsolicited testimonial from well-known telescope maker and interferometrist Dale Eason. We can refigure your Telescope Mirrors . around for many years, and many people have put their hands to the task, but it Optional digital setting circles and motion control are available at additional charge. Mirrors: I am happy to build telescopes around a customers own mirrors. Amazingly you can grind a mirror by hand and make a telescope with simple hand tools. Not, I would say. Prices start at $5,800. Prices start at $5,800. Optional digital setting circles and motion control are available at additional charge. named asteroid 17823 Bartels discovered 1998 by J.M.Roe in recognition for my contributions to amateur astronomy. Our innovative telescope design and optics offer exquisite night views of Saturn, Jupiter, and the moon, as well as open clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Mirror blanks are individually tested for internal strain. The Star Test can take a "good" mirror and show it for what it really is. A telescope mirror is arguably the most accurate surface made by human or machine. Especially when the mirror gets big. Newtonian Telescope Mirrors STANDARD FULL-THICKNESS and NEW! The purpose of a telescope is to enable our vision quest. performance. Especially when the mirror gets big. Newtonian mirrors at reasonable prices. Steve Swayze has become a master at this delicate CONICAL CROSS-SECTION. Renegade telescopes include premium, Waite Research mirrors, top-end Starlight Instruments Feather Touch focusers, Moonlite truss poles, and light-blocking fabric cloaks. All of the mirror surface quality over 1/12 wave RMS at the least, typically better. Conical mirrors in 6, 8, 10, 12.5, 14.5 and 16 inch sizes. These mirrors or any telescope we may supply with these mirrors is not supplied with a full Zygo report. Go here for details. And especially if you strive for excellence. We are here to serve the needs of Wavefront accuracy having an RMS of .032 and a Strehl Ratio of .96 or better at 633 nm for apertures up to 10" at f/5 or larger. Our mirror-making work relies on efficiency and efficiency these days means robotics. Prices start at $5,800. My mirrors are made to the following design and use specifications. "A few years ago I met Mel in person for the first time at a Star Party in Wisconsin.