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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. Amateur Telescope Making, Vol. 2

    Amateur Telescope Making, Vol. 2

    $24.95

    Subjects covered: - Refractor Telescopes - Telescope Mechanics - Telescope Adjustments - Binoculars - Schmidt Cameras - Optical Flats.
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  2. Amateur Telescope Making, Vol. 3

    Amateur Telescope Making, Vol. 3

    $24.95

    Subjects covered: - Optical Production Methods and Machinery - Eyepieces and Small Lenses - Optical Coatings and Coating Equipment - The Eye and Atmosphere - Other Optical Instruments - Instrumentation for Solar Observations.
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  3. Building a Roll-Off Roof Observatory

    Building a Roll-Off Roof Observatory

    Regular Price: $59.95

    Special Price $49.95

    - Written by a professional Senior Landscape Architect, who is also an experienced astronomer of 25 years - The author has designed and built his own observatory, as well as many others - Full scale observatories exist to demonstrate the feasibility of the designs - Full scale plans included on CD-ROM - A "must" for anyone even contemplating building a roll-off roof observatory
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  4. Cerium Oxide Polish

    Cerium Oxide

    Starting at: $15.00

    Cerium oxide is used to polish and refine the surface of a telescope mirror before a reflective coating is applied. Please enter the number of units next to each size of packaged polish you would like. Then click "Add to Cart."

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  5. Engineering, Design and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes

    Engineering, Design and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes

    $39.95

    Engineering, Design and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes tells you how to design and build a portable Newtonian telescope that performs better, weighs less, and increases your enjoyment of its use. Learn More
  6. Engineering, Design and Construction of String Telescopes

    Engineering, Design and Construction of String Telescopes

    $39.95

    Engineering, Design and Construction of String Telescopes is Albert Highe’s second book on telescope construction. The first, Engineering, Design and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes provided an overview of the engineering and materials science fundamentals, and a simplified product development process, applicable to building any telescope. In addition, it supplied quantitative design rules for constructing truss-tube telescopes. Careful testing has proven the validity of the rules, and the creation over the years of more than 30 highly portable telescopes for himself and others has demonstrated the effectiveness of a disciplined approach. Includes design software on mini-CDROM

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  7. Gugolz #55

    Gugolz #55 Pitch

    Starting at: $9.95

    Gugolz is a time tested optical pitch. Pictured to the left is the 1 kg unit. If you need help selecting the correct pitch visit our help page: Selecting Optical Pitch.

    Please enter the number of units you would like to order next to the weight and then click "add to cart."

    How much do I need?
    1/2 lb: < 5" mirrors
    1 lb: 5" - 8" mirrors
    1 kg: 10" - 12.5" mirrors

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  8. Gugolz #64

    Gugolz #64 Pitch

    Starting at: $9.95

    Gugolz is a time tested optical pitch. Pictured to the left is the 1 kg unit. If you need help selecting the correct pitch visit our help page: Selecting Optical Pitch.

    Please enter the number of units you would like to order next to the weight and then click "add to cart."

    How much do I need?
    1/2 lb: < 5" mirrors
    1 lb: 5" - 8" mirrors
    1 kg: 10" - 12.5" mirrors

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  9. Gugolz #73

    Gugolz #73 Pitch

    Starting at: $9.95

    Gugolz is a time tested optical pitch. Pictured to the left is the 1 kg unit. If you need help selecting the correct pitch visit our help page: Selecting Optical Pitch.

    Please enter the number of units you would like to order next to the weight and then click "add to cart."

    How much do I need?
    1/2 lb: < 5" mirrors
    1 lb: 5" - 8" mirrors
    1 kg: 10" - 12.5" mirrors

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  10. Gugolz #82

    Gugolz #82 Pitch

    Starting at: $9.95

    Gugolz is a time tested optical pitch. Pictured to the left is the 1 kg unit. If you need help selecting the correct pitch visit our help page: Selecting Optical Pitch.

    Please enter the number of units you would like to order next to the weight and then click "add to cart."

    How much do I need?
    1/2 lb: < 5" mirrors
    1 lb: 5" - 8" mirrors
    1 kg: 10" - 12.5" mirrors

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