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Amateur Telescope Making

Welcome to our amateur telescope making section. Are you interested in building your own telescope? Great! You will find everything you need to get started here. We carry a wide variety of silicon carbide and white aluminum oxide abrasives, cerium oxide polish, acculap and gugolz pitch, and high quality telescope mirror blanks. Check out our telescope mirror kits. They have everything you need to make your own telescope mirror all bundled together for easy shopping. If you need some instruction on telescope mirror making or telescope design, check out our selection of amateur telescope making books.

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  1. 6 Inch Telescope Mirror Kit

    6 Inch Telescope Mirror Kit

    $99.95

    Save money and time by purchasing a telescope mirror kit. This kit includes a 6 inch telescope mirror blank, all the silicon carbide grits, white aluminum oxide powders, gugolz pitch, and cerium oxide polish you will need to grind and polish a 6 inch telescope mirror all bundled in one spot. This will get you on a great start to building your own telescope.
    ***Please select the firmness of the pitch below***

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  2. 8 Inch Telescope Mirror Blank

    8 Inch Telescope Mirror Blank

    $145.00

    An 8 inch telescope mirror blank is great size for beginning and experienced amateur telescope makers.
    - Schott BorofloatĀ® glass - Low thermal expansion glass - polished finish on each surface - virtually no bubbles - 1" thickness

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  3. 8 Inch Telescope Mirror Kit

    8 Inch Telescope Mirror Kit

    $199.95

    Save money and time by purchasing a telescope mirror kit. This kit includes an 8 inch telescope mirror blank, all the silicon carbide grits, white aluminum oxide powders, gugolz pitch (picture shows 2 lb container), and cerium oxide polish you will need to grind and polish an 8 inch telescope mirror all bundled in one spot. This will get you on a great start to building your own telescope.
    ***Please select the firmness of the pitch below***

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  4. A Manual for Amateur Telescope Makers
  5. Abrasives, Polish and Pitch Kit (10 Inch Mirror)

    Abrasives, Polish and Pitch Kit (10 Inch Mirror)

    $99.00

    If you already have a mirror blank and just need the necessary abrasives, polish and pitch to grind, figure and polish it then this is your kit.

    ***Choose Pitch Type Below***

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  6. 12.5 Inch Mirror Abrasives, Polish and Pitch Kit

    Abrasives, Polish and Pitch Kit (12.5 Inch Mirror)

    $120.00

    If you already have a mirror blank and just need the necessary abrasives, polish and pitch to grind, figure and polish it then this is your kit.

    ***Choose Pitch Type Below***

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  7. 4.25 Inch Mirror Abrasives, Polish and Pitch Kit

    Abrasives, Polish and Pitch Kit (4.25 Inch Mirror)

    If you already have a mirror blank and just need the necessary abrasives, polish and pitch to grind, figure and polish it then this is your kit.

    ***Choose Pitch Type Below***

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  8. Abrasives, Polish and Pitch Kit (6 Inch Mirror)

    Abrasives, Polish and Pitch Kit (6 Inch Mirror)

    If you already have a mirror blank and just need the necessary abrasives, polish and pitch to grind, figure and polish it then this is your kit. You can also deselect any item that you do not need.

    ***Choose Pitch Type Below***

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  9. Abrasives, Polish and Pitch Kit (8 Inch Mirror)

    Abrasives, Polish and Pitch Kit (8 Inch Mirror)

    $59.95

    If you already have a mirror blank and just need the necessary abrasives, polish and pitch to grind, figure and polish it then this is your kit.

    ***Choose Pitch Type Below***

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    Acculap Flat-1/3 KG

    $16.50

    Acculap is a synthetic pitch used by amateur telescope makers to make a pitch lap. A pitch lap tool is used with a polishing compound to polish and refine a mirror before applying a reflective coating.

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