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What To Make With An 8" F3 Primary?

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Posted by Brian McCool on November 2, 2001 20:41:30 UTC

Hello,
I just acquired an 8" f3 mirror that is in great shape. I think it came from a Schmidt-Cassegrain (has a 2" diameter hole in the center). I would like to build a telescope that I could use along with my Meade ETX 90. I'm thinking that a Newtonian on a Dobsonian mount would be the easiest. Can this mirror be used to make one of these (with the hole in the middle). If so, or if not, where could I find some plans or guidelines in making a scope with this mirror?

Thanks,
Brian McCool
mccool@starband.net

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