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Mike Lockwood
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Lockwood Custom Optics
      #4307978 - 01/11/11 07:13 PM

Last year I moved to a new, larger shop, and I have finally gotten to the point where I have a few finished mirrors available.

Two mirrors, an 18" F/3.7 and a 22" F/3.3, are in Starmaster Telescopes, and these are available with little wait. They are listed here, so contact Rick if you are interested: http://www.starmastertelescopes.com/in-stock.htm

I also have one 16" F/5 mirror that I have just finished. It's 1.4" thick, and will ship to the coater when it is sold. Please email me if you are interested. My email address is listed on the information page of my site.

If I have other mirrors available in the future, I'll try to post them here. They are posted in my Yahoo group first, though.


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Mike Lockwood
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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #4320415 - 01/17/11 12:50 PM

At the Okie-Tex Star Party this year, John Pratte showed an exceptional 25" f/4
telescope. John builds the entire structure, including mirror cell, to his
precise specifications.

The optics are made by me, and we worked together to develop the mirror cell,
testing the mirror in the cell for the purpose of tweaking the edge support for
best performance.

This paid big dividends - with my optics and John's mechanics, the telescope
performed superbly. It is probably the best 25" telescope I've seen to date, in
terms of aesthetics and performance.

The web page for this telescope is here:
http://www.jpastrocraft.com/twentyfive.htm

John has one telescope complete, available for sale, with a ServoCat drive
installed. I have glass for more should people wish to order one. If you are
interested, contact John via the contact page of his web site (linked from the
bottom of the 25" page given above).


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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #4321734 - 01/17/11 10:55 PM

Mike, I checked that scope out at Okie-Tex and it is indeed a wonderful telescope. I looked at Mr. Pratt's web page, but didn't see any pricing information. Do you know what it costs?

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Mike Lockwood
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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: okieav8r]
      #4343952 - 01/27/11 12:40 PM

Quote:

Mike, I checked that scope out at Okie-Tex and it is indeed a wonderful telescope. I looked at Mr. Pratt's web page, but didn't see any pricing information. Do you know what it costs?



Sorry for the delay - hadn't checked this forum for a while.

Rex, I don't know the price for the scope. Contact John and he'll let you know.


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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #4345528 - 01/28/11 02:46 AM

Quote:

The optics are made by me, and we worked together to develop the mirror cell,
testing the mirror in the cell for the purpose of tweaking the edge support for
best performance.

This paid big dividends - with my optics and John's mechanics, the telescope
performed superbly. It is probably the best 25" telescope I've seen to date, in
terms of aesthetics and performance.



Mike, That looks like a very nice mirror cell. The edge supports seem to just cradle the mirror without inducing any astigmatism according to your findings. Very nice. As you and others know, the mirror cell is a very critical part of the mirrors performance and that ones good looking. Bob


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Mike Lockwood
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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #4491451 - 04/02/11 01:20 PM

I will be making some 40" f/3 parabolic mirrors in the coming year or so.

Glass will be monolithic Supremax, ~2.5" thick. They will be figured to my high optical standards. I can also provide flat elliptical secondary mirrors.

If you're interested in such an optic for a visual or research instrument, please visit my web site below and send me an email at the address given on the information page.

Of course other custom sizes and focal ratios are available, but the 40" f/3 size is very appealing to me for a large visual instrument.


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Mike Lockwood
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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #5411849 - 09/09/12 03:46 PM

I've posted an article about a recent trip that I made to the Warren Rupp Observatory near Mansfield, OH. I recently made a new 36" f/6.3 mirror for the telescope there.

http://www.loptics.com/articles/HH2012/HH2012.html

Hope you enjoy the article and photos.


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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #5412076 - 09/09/12 06:33 PM

Quote:

I've posted an article about a recent trip that I made to the Warren Rupp Observatory near Mansfield, OH. I recently made a new 36" f/6.3 mirror for the telescope there.

http://www.loptics.com/articles/HH2012/HH2012.html

Hope you enjoy the article and photos.



It looks great. I like the collimation steering wheels.


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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #5414765 - 09/11/12 08:36 AM

VERY NICE Pics, Mike!

I'm guessing that the long focal length calls for a beam and Barlowed laser for the axial alignments, yes?


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Mike Lockwood
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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: CatseyeMan]
      #5461205 - 10/08/12 08:19 PM

Quote:

VERY NICE Pics, Mike!

I'm guessing that the long focal length calls for a beam and Barlowed laser for the axial alignments, yes?



Thanks, I enjoyed shooting the photos.

Sorry for the delayed reply Jim, I kept forgetting to ask what they were using, which I am told is the Glatter laser and 2" Glatter barlow (TuBlug).


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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #5467634 - 10/13/12 01:12 AM

That is an awesome observatory - the scope and mount of my dreams!

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Mike Lockwood
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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: dvb]
      #5471503 - 10/15/12 12:48 PM

After much thought and work and some input from friends and colleagues, I have completed the first version of my Projects Page. No doubt it will be updated quite a bit in the future.

You can find it linked from the front page, or directly here: http://www.loptics.com/projects/projects.html

As I put it together and went through my list of completed mirrors to select appropriate examples (the projects page is NOT all-inclusive), I was a bit shocked at just how much I had gotten done in the last ~5 years.


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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #5476504 - 10/18/12 08:04 AM

Quote:

After much thought and work and some input from friends and colleagues, I have completed the first version of my Projects Page. No doubt it will be updated quite a bit in the future.

You can find it linked from the front page, or directly here: http://www.loptics.com/projects/projects.html

As I put it together and went through my list of completed mirrors to select appropriate examples (the projects page is NOT all-inclusive), I was a bit shocked at just how much I had gotten done in the last ~5 years.




Mike, The sequence and presentation of large to smaller mirrors is a very interesting read. You certainly have had a chance to make a lot of different kinds of mirrors for varied applications over the years.

I am very much looking forward to the 20" f/3 with 5" m.a. secondary that you recently completed for me. John Pratte of JP Astrocraft is hard at work building an incredible scope around the mirrors that I believe is going to raise the bar on what a medium large Newtonian is capable of doing. Bob Schilling


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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Bob S.]
      #5476580 - 10/18/12 09:21 AM

Bob,
It's good to see that John Pratte is getting some of the recognition he deserves. I own one of his Sweet Sixteen 16" f/4 Dobs and it is a wonderful instrument. I am sure you will be happy with your scope.
Bill Meyers


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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: auriga]
      #5480912 - 10/20/12 08:02 PM

Quote:

Bob,
It's good to see that John Pratte is getting some of the recognition he deserves. I own one of his Sweet Sixteen 16" f/4 Dobs and it is a wonderful instrument. I am sure you will be happy with your scope.
Bill Meyers




Bill, Thanks for the encouragement. I already am very happy with how the build has been going. Combining my ideas with John's is producing a scope that I think will be absolutely superb. There are so many ideas/concepts that went into this scope that it should be a refined distillation of many clever ideas/concepts of a bunch of very creative builders who have come before us. Couple that with the primary and secondary being made by LCO and I cannot see how this scope will be anything but an exceptional performer. I suspect that a month from now, the scope will be nearing or at its completion? Bob


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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Bob S.]
      #5481897 - 10/21/12 12:46 PM

The 1 meter class mirrors you are working on are quite interesting. For the moment this is idle curiosity, but how fast could you make a 40" mirror?

-Rich


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Mike Lockwood
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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Starhawk]
      #5485356 - 10/23/12 02:01 PM

Quote:

The 1 meter class mirrors you are working on are quite interesting. For the moment this is idle curiosity, but how fast could you make a 40" mirror?-Rich



For visual use, I don't currently recommend going faster than ~f/2.8. For other applications, I work down to ~f/2.


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Mike Lockwood
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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #5528675 - 11/19/12 07:47 PM

I have posted a new "In the Shop" installment that discusses two new f/3.0 telescopes - a 20" f/3.0 and a 30" f/3.0: Two new F/3.0 telescopes

Most of my attention now is being given to a 50" f/4 for the Astronomical Research Institute.


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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #5529380 - 11/20/12 04:49 AM

That's just about the coolest looking 20" I've ever seen! I've always had a thing for long refractors (I own several), but I'd almost say that reflectors (at least newtonians) look better the shorter they are. I have a 12" f/5, not particularly short, and I'm having a ton of fun with it. The change from long refractors to short newtonians hasn't been without its issues, but overall I've been impressed with it. I've found collimating the f/5 to be a total non-issue, so now I can't wait to try a much shorter one. I'm aiming for f/4 next.


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #5529432 - 11/20/12 06:20 AM

How 'bout this one Thomas :
http://www.obsessiontelescopes.com/telescopes/15UC/index.php

You can sit down while obeserving, and shouldn't take longer to setup than a telementor :-)
It's on MY wish list, when I hear from my uncle in America...

Allan


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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: AllanDystrup]
      #5529447 - 11/20/12 06:35 AM

Ohh, so you, too, have got a rich uncle in America! Those tend to be awfully quiet and you never hear from them...

I prefer a classic dob, which will offer better balance with my binoviewer setup. I already have the 12" and it sure doesn't take long to set up, though it is much heavier than my Telemator and takes a bit of grunt work to move. Funny enough, I often observe with the two side by side. It's fun to compare the views and I've got something to do while waiting for the dob's secondary mirror to heat up inside, when it has dewed up for the nth time. Yeah, I need a heater for it, I know.


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #5529568 - 11/20/12 08:16 AM

I like that 30" prime focus design. I've wondered why that hasn't become more popular - with CCD cameras around 4"-5" in diameter, it seems like an obvious way to get a nice wide field camera with 100% field illumination while keeping CO down well under 20% in scopes of 20" or larger, not to mention simpler collimation and fewer reflective surfaces.

Jarad


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Mike Lockwood
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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Jarad]
      #5530816 - 11/20/12 06:52 PM

Quote:

I like that 30" prime focus design. I've wondered why that hasn't become more popular - with CCD cameras around 4"-5" in diameter, it seems like an obvious way to get a nice wide field camera with 100% field illumination while keeping CO down well under 20% in scopes of 20" or larger, not to mention simpler collimation and fewer reflective surfaces.
Jarad



Well, most imaging scopes aren't big enough to justify it, but maybe people haven't thought about the advantages.

Also, they may also want to look through their scopes, and you can't do that with this one unless you stick your head in the tube. (I did this on Bob's 32" f/4 for first light.)

I agree that it's a good idea, and it does make the setup and structure of the telescope simpler. The extra 5-10% of light is a benefit, especially when faint space rocks are the target.

Oh, and on another topic, a 1.25"-thick, 20" mirror will outperform a 2"-thick, 15" mirror, purely for reasons of equilibration, because the 20" will cool several times faster and the 20" actually weighs slightly less.


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Re: Lockwood Custom Optics new [Re: Jarad]
      #5537939 - 11/24/12 10:11 PM

Quote:

I like that 30" prime focus design. I've wondered why that hasn't become more popular - with CCD cameras around 4"-5" in diameter, it seems like an obvious way to get a nice wide field camera with 100% field illumination while keeping CO down well under 20% in scopes of 20" or larger, not to mention simpler collimation and fewer reflective surfaces.

Jarad




I have a friend who has made two astrographs using that design: a 10-inch and a much nicer 12.5 inch (all metal made using anodized aluminum slats for the truss tube). He mounts the scopes on a Losmandy Titan for imaging with Starlight Xpress cameras. Ive also seen nice results from a fellow using this design with an Obsession 25. He just made a second imaging UTA that holds the focuser, camera, comma corrector and an Optec field derotator in place of the secondary. He uses SBIG cameras and they feed guiding corrections right into his StellarCat drive (which also controls the field derotator). His biggest problem: collimation.


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Mike Lockwood
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18" f/3.7 mirror available in a Starmaster FX new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #5576461 - 12/17/12 09:30 PM

Just in time for Christmas....

Once in a while I have an extra piece of glass and the opportunity to fit it
into my schedule.

This time it's an 18" f/3.7 for a Starmaster FX telescope. The mirror will be
finished in a few weeks and the scope is mostly done, so it should be ready for
delivery around the end of January to mid-February of 2013. This particular
mirror is only for sale in a Starmaster telescope, and the wait time for this scope is much less than it normally is.

The listing is here:
http://www.starmastertelescopes.com/in-stock.htm

If you're interested, don't wait to give Rick a call. These usually sell
quickly, and it is being announced first on the Starmaster group and here.


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Mike Lockwood
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10" f/5.8 available immediately new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #5603140 - 01/03/13 02:38 PM

I had some time on one of my small machines, so I pulled a blank out of my glass pile and now have one finished 10" f/5.8 mirror ready for coating.

This is a 1.7"-thick mirror, from Pyrex. The figure more than meets my standards for correction, polish, and figure of revolution. It has scribed center spots to aid with precise centering of a ring, triangle, etc.

Price is $1,200 including enhanced aluminum coating and shipping within the US.

Please send me an email (mirrors at loptics dot com) if you are interested or have questions.


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Mike Lockwood
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Re: 18" f/3.7 mirror available in a Starmaster FX new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #5619826 - 01/12/13 09:24 PM

The 18" f/3.7 Starmaster telescope is now sale pending, but the 10" f/5.8 mirror is still available immediately.

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Mike Lockwood
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New article new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #5959225 - 07/07/13 04:33 PM

Some time ago I posted an article on my web page about my recent trip to the New Mexico Astronomy Village, but I forgot to post it here.

So, here's the link: NMAV Article


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Re: New article new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #5959327 - 07/07/13 05:40 PM

Great story and photos, Mike. Looks like you had a great time. Tom Clark is certainly in an enviable situation.

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Re: New article new [Re: okieav8r]
      #5959740 - 07/07/13 10:26 PM

That's good stuff, Mike! Talk about dark sky envy...

David


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Re: New article new [Re: David Pavlich]
      #5960104 - 07/08/13 07:33 AM

Simply incredible and a most awesome read. Great pictures too!

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Mike Lockwood
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Re: New article new [Re: Chucky]
      #5966103 - 07/11/13 05:36 PM

Thanks for the positive feedback everyone.

Here's one more link I forgot to post - my projects page that shows some of the highlights of the projects I've worked on: LCO Projects Page


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Re: New article new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #5968229 - 07/12/13 10:36 PM

That's good stuff, Mike!!

David


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Mike Lockwood
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Another new article new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #6061590 - 09/03/13 08:19 PM

I've posted an article about a trip that I took to the Three Rivers Foundation Astronomy Campus in northwest Texas. You can read it here: Three Rivers Foundation Astronomy Campus

Hope you enjoy it, it's is great facility.


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Mike Lockwood
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Another new article new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #6301094 - 01/08/14 11:18 PM

I've posted an article, written by a friend, about the Rocky Mountain Star Stare. You can read it here: 20" f/3 at RMSS

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Re: Another new article new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #6302276 - 01/09/14 03:06 PM

That is my dream scope right there. 20 inches and seated - Lord Rosse would wet himself.

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Mike Lockwood
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22" f/3.3 Super-FX Starmaster available new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #6318643 - 01/17/14 01:20 PM

Every now and then I have an opening on a machine, so I fill it with a blank that I have in stock. I have an extra 22" f/3.3 mirror coming into figuring now, and it will go in a 22" f/3.3 Starmaster Super FX telescope. This telescope should be available in ~90 days, which is significantly shorter than the normal lead time.

Contact Rick Singmaster at (620) 638-4743 if you're interested in the telescope. I don't recommend waiting, these usually sell fairly quickly.

The 22" f/3.3 is, for most, a one-step telescope - that is, you only need about one step to observe at zenith, and an observing chair for much of the rest of the sky! Some more information is available here:
http://www.starmastertelescopes.com/superFXscopes.htm
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Mike Lockwood
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Re: Another new article new [Re: nirvanix]
      #6360862 - 02/06/14 10:36 PM

Quote:

That is my dream scope right there. 20 inches and seated - Lord Rosse would wet himself.



Yes, I enjoy it very much, and John Pratte of JPAstrofast.com has built a 20" f/3 for a client, too. (Never considered the possibility of an incontinent Lord Rosse.)

By the way, the 22" f/3.3 was sold about a week ago.


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Re: Another new article new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #6361046 - 02/07/14 12:23 AM Attachment (22 downloads)

It sort of Depends??? They work better than an OIII filter from Lord Rosse's hand with my 20" f/3 Lockwood/JP Astrocraft. Here is a picture of the scope in development, with Johh, Bob (owner), Bob, and Mike Lockwood in John Pratte's shop in Illinois. It IS my dream scope as well. Works like a charm and you can sit all you want to see whatever you want.

Edited by Bob S. (02/07/14 12:58 AM)


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Mike Lockwood
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Two 8" mirrors available new [Re: Bob S.]
      #6374362 - 02/13/14 03:48 PM

I have two 8" mirrors available immediately.

Mirror #1 is f/5.8, focal length = 46.5". It is a molded blank, ~1.3" thick Pyrex, with a good anneal. The back has not been ground, but is fairly flat and smooth out of the mold, as is the edge.

Mirror #2 is f/5.9, focal length at 47". It is also 1.3" thick, with good anneal. The back is fairly smooth and flat, but there is a raised rim around the edge about 1/8" inch high and 1/4" wide. (In most cells this will not interfere with anything.) The edge of the mirror tapers - the mirror is slightly wider at the front than the back. With proper edge support, this is not an issue.

I have good 1.5" m.a. flats for both of them. I am selling a primary and a secondary as a set, each set for $1,000 including OMI coating and shipping.

Both have precisely centered center spots that are scribed into the glass itself and are permanent. This makes adding an adhesive spot or centering a laser beam on the mirror quite simple.

Email me at the address on my company info page if you are interested. I check Yahoo email and CN PMs occasionally too, but prefer email.

These are first come, first serve, and I don't plan to make any more of this size for a while. They are boxed and ready to ship.


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WSP Article posted new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #6602035 - 06/25/14 10:15 PM

I've just posted my article about the Winter Star Party 2014.

You can find it here: WSP 2014

I hope you enjoy reading it - it has a lot of photos in it.

Just FYI, the two 8" mirrors are still available, as is a 12.5" mirror. See my In Stock Page.


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Re: WSP Article posted new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #6602482 - 06/26/14 08:47 AM

Nice article, Mike. Let's hope we all make it back to WSP, but have less incentive to get out of the northern seats this coming winter!

Clear skies, Alan


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      #6623507 - 07/08/14 01:47 PM

Your collimation technique so much improved the performance of even my *BLEEP* little scope that I had to thank you: thanks VERY much for explaining the method to us so well. Now i have my eye fixed firmly on one of those Sweet Sixteens...
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Re: WSP Article posted new [Re: Mike Lockwood]
      #6624018 - 07/08/14 07:17 PM

What a great read Mike,really fun and informative. Enjoyed all of those pics as well.Would have been nice reading it in S&T or Astronomy.Your comments about the cold compared to what we enjoy down here reminds me all over again why I left Indiana and moved to southern Florida.All things being equal,beer is good by a fireplace but so much better by the palms as the dolphins swim by :-)

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Re: WSP Article posted new [Re: mdowns]
      #6624255 - 07/08/14 09:46 PM

You have a knack for travelogues -- and photography. Thanks for the excellent article!

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      #6625803 - 07/09/14 08:01 PM

Great report and images, Mike. A very enjoyable read.

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