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Re: Building An Amateur Telescope At Home

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Posted by Robert May on August 13, 1999 00:46:15 UTC

Get a catalog from Willmann-Bell (on the web) and get one of the books listed in there. There's about 4 or 5 different ones. The book by Texerau is a good one but there are others also. You can also buy a kit for the primary mirror with them. You can expect to spend 60-80 hours or more grinding, polishing and figuring your primary mirror alone. More time if a bigger mirror and a little less if the mirror is smaller.

P.S. If I wrote to you personally, then nobody else would know what the answer to thier version of the question was and they'd all lose out.

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