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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. Acculap Intermediate

    Acculap Intermediate-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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  2. Acculap Medium

    Acculap Medium-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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  3. Acculap Soft 55

    Acculap Soft 55-1/3 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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  4. Acculap Standard 64

    Acculap Standard 64-1/3 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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  5. Acculap Very Firm 73

    Acculap Very Firm 73-1/3 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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    Acculap Very Hard 82-1/3 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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  7. Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Vol. 1: Optics

    Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Vol. 1: Optics

    $24.95

    Subjects covered in volume 1: Chapter 1. Figuring Chapter 2. Testers and Testing Chapter 3. Optical Theory Chapter 4. Telescope Designs and Designing Chapter 5. Spectrohelioscopes Chapter 6. Interferometers Chapter 7. Calculator Programs for Telescope Maker
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  8. Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Vol. 2: Mechanical

    Advanced Telescope Making Techniques Vol. 2: Mechanical

    $24.95

    Subjects covered in volume 2: Chapter 1. Grinding Tools Chapter 2. Curve Generators, Generating Chapter 3. Small Lens Work Chapter 4. Accessories for Glass Working Chapter 5. Grinding and Polishing Machines Chapter 6. Making and Testing Flats Chapter 7. Telescope Construction Chapter 8. Telescope Accessories Chapter 9. Photography Chapter 10. The Telescope Maker's Workshop
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  9. Amateur Telescope Making

    Amateur Telescope Making

    Regular Price: $54.95

    Special Price $39.95

  10. Amateur Telescope Making, Vol. 1

    Amateur Telescope Making, Vol. 1

    $24.95

    Subjects covered: - Newtonian Telescope Mirror Making - Optical Testing - Workshop Wisdom - Observatory Buildings
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