Building my eight inch

Bino-Scope

(A work in progress)

 

 

1.   Welcome

 

2.   Cutting the Mirror Blanks

 

2.1 Trepanning Update!

 

3.   Work Space and Grit

 

4.   The Grinding Begins (day 1)

 

   5. Finished hogging   (Day 2)

 

   6. The Focal Length tester (Day 3 Part 1)

 

   7. Almost finished    (Day 3 Part 2)

 

   8. The PITS!!!!!!!            (Day 4, 1 hour)

 

   9. Finished grinding (Day 5, 6 hours)

 

 10. The Pitch Lap

 

 11. Foucault Tester

 

  11.1 Robo Foucault

 

  11.2 RTAFT_Release

 

**NEW**

  11.3 Interferometry

A.     Interferometer

B.    Platform Base

C.    Complete Unit

D.    Software

E.     Results

F.     Robo Vs. Inter

 

 12. Devil is in the details!

 

 13. Polishing Data

 

 14. The Goal :)

 

 15. The Prototype

 

 16. Silvering

 

 17. Bartelizing

 

      A.  The Circuit

 

      B. Gear building

 

      C. Azimuth Drive

 

      D. Altitude Drive

 

      E. Setup and Inits

 

 18. Aluminizing

 

A.     The Chamber

B.    The Cold Trap

C.    Plumbing

D.    Evap Ring

E.     Results

F.     Mirror Prep

 

Wavelength Foucault Data