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| Some software that I have available.|
|Me with some of the testing equipment that I use.||Gene Larr and self Foucault testing a mirror with a camera.||Click on pictures|
This website is for the collection of articles concerning telescope making. If you have something nice, I may post it here. If you are having problems with HTML in a optics design or optics testing article, I can provide some help for you, just e-mail and see what I can do. Please note that this is a Microsoft code-free zone so your browser should work just fine on these pages. this page is also formatted for 640x480 screens so that everybody can see the pages.
|Mirror Making with plaster tools||Roger Ceragioli's Refractor Article|
|Doing the Hindle Test for convex surfaces||How to make a portable Ronchi Tester|
|How to calculate the grating for the
Mobsby Null test for Aspheric surfaces
|John Pierce Articles on Telescope Making from 1933|
|A Chart of Sagitta measurements.||An interesting grinding machine or spindle for doing small grinding work|
|A case of Astigmatism from improperly supporting a thin mirror on a test stand.||Notes on using a Camera with the Foucault test.|
|Construction Notes on a Vacuum Pan and Corrector Plate.||Making Spherometers|
|The tools needed for making lenses||Cassegrain Construction and Design Notes.|
Theory and History.
|Leon Foucault article on Telescope Making and Testing from 1857||Understanding the basics of the Foucault Test From David Harbour|
|Two articles on the Mersenne-Schmidt telescope.||Comparison of an off-axis Newtonian telescope to a normal on-axis one.|
|Diffraction Assisted Figuring Test||Some musings on a Dall double slit test|
|Modifying a power invertor to a Drive Corrector||Various Pitch Characteristics|
|Temperature Coefficients of Various Materials||How to get a webpage on the Web.|
|Old Bausch and Lomb catalog of glasses.||Chance catalog of glasses.|
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Last updated 3/18/04
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