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Re: Sources/Manufactures Of Refractor Main Objectives?

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Posted by Robert May on January 23, 2000 01:49:46 UTC

You can really go whole hog and also grind the glass. Newport Glass is on the web and they have kits for doing several different size scopes. Other than that, D&G Optical comes to mind but I don't know if they are on the web (never looked). Personally, I'd get a Newport Glass kit and have fun with it. The spherical surfaces are a lot easier to do than a parabolic mirror and with 4 surfaces you will spend about as much time as somebody doing a mirror trying to get a good parabola. The other thing to do is to haunt Astromart and Astronomy Mall looking for the glass.

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