Asian Mirrors

Clark, Tom
September 2010
Amateur Astronomy Magazine;Fall2010, Issue 67, p54
The article offers a complete guide to designing and building a light-weight high-performance travel telescope (TT) using optical glass from GSO. Other materials needed for making a TT include 18-point mirror cell,¼ inch plywood to support the mirror cover, Teflon pads, screen door springs, and Astrosystems spiders and diagonal holders. Light-weight construction tips include the use of whiffletrees instead of the classic sling and the need to spread the weight of the mirror by having the collimation bolts pass through the aluminum angle.


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