TITLE

Asian Mirrors

AUTHOR(S)
Clark, Tom
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Amateur Astronomy Magazine;Fall2010, Issue 67, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
64369736

 

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