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telescope mirror kits

Check out our Selection of Telescope Mirror Kits:
4.25 Inch Mirror Kit | 5 Inch Mirror Kit | 6 Inch Mirror Kit | 8 Inch Mirror Kit
10 Inch Mirror Kit | 12.5 Inch Mirror Kit

Learn How to Build Your Own Telescope

A Manual for Amateur Telescope Makers
A Manual for Amateur Telescope Makers

by Karine and Jean-Marc Lecleire
How to Make a Telescope
How to Make a Telescope

by Jean Texereau
Build Your Own Telescope
Build Your Own Telescope

by Richard Berry