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Re: Mirror-o-Matic

Peter, AFAIK, I am the only “slumper” in this group, and would be happy to help you out. I have successfully slumped two plate glass meniscus blanks, both
Tom Otvos
Nov 19
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2398

Re: Mirror-o-Matic

Hi Norm, You mentioned slumping glass below. This is a process that I had been considering for a while to make my super fast mirrors. May I ask how the
peterp9000
Nov 19
#2398
 
2397

Re: Mirror-o-Matic

Hi again Tom, Both the M-o-Ms are bases on the original constructions instructions found at mirror-o-matic.com/ I did a quick measurement of mine (with the DC
normfolkers
Nov 18
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2396

Re: Mirror-o-Matic

Hello Norm, Thank you for that (and the reference to Joe, btw). So here is where I stand. At this point, I don’t want to *build* anything because I just want
Tom Otvos
Nov 17
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2395

Re: Mirror-o-Matic

Hello Tom Nom forwarded your email to me.   I have a MOM I built, this year, but am still using it, but if you can wait a few months I better be finished
JOE
Nov 16
#2395
 
2394

Re: Mirror-o-Matic

Hello Tom, I know some of us have been following you on Cloudy Nights. My spirits sank when I saw the bisected mirror on the ground. I though for sure that
normfolkers
Nov 16
#2394
 
2393

Mirror-o-Matic

Hello everyone, sorry for the long silence. Sorry, more, for breaking that silence only to ask for help. Does anyone here have a MoM or other machine that I
tom.otvos@rogers.com
Nov 16
#2393
 
2392

York U - new scope details?

Anyone have details on the new York U 40 incher?Configuration,maker etc. Ric
radicell2
Sep 16
#2392
 
2391

Re: Anyone going to see the eclipse

I'm going to Nebraska as well (weather permitting, or else wherever skies will be clear!) Frank
manitoulin777
Aug 11
#2391
 
2390

Re: Back to square one

I remember holding that baby at the previous meeting. You got sooo close! - Allard On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 4:56 PM, Tom Otvos tom.otvos@... ... I
Allard Schipper
Aug 11
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2389

Back to square one

For those not following along on Cloudy Nights, I thought I should let you know that I tragically broke my meniscus mirror last week while doing final star
Tom Otvos
Aug 11
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2388

Anyone going to see the eclipse

Just wondering if any of you are going to see the eclipse? I for one will be in Nebraska. Cheers, Peter Sent from my iPad
peterp9000
Aug 11
#2388
 
2387

Re: Looking for someone to star* in a telescope making documentary

That must be a fascinating story! They are looking to film the actual making process. Someone to do the mirror making especially. You are quite an accomplished
Allard Schipper
Jul 28
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2386

Re: Looking for someone to star* in a telescope making documentary

Thanks Frank! Yes a 6"f/10 would be a great scope for outreach. The moon and planets will be very good in it. I think we would have the glass available. Norm?
Allard Schipper
Jul 28
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2385

Re: Looking for someone to star* in a telescope making documentary

I could probably volunteer to do the mirror, although I am neither an expert, nor want the publicity, but it would be a great way to spread publicity for the
manitoulin777
Jul 28
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