50″ Mirror out of the Kiln! March 11, 2010Posted by jcconwell in Astronomy, Observatory, telescopes.
Tags: ARI, EIU, Observatory
Progress on the 1.3-m mirror blank
The 1.3m telescope mirror blank has been completed by Peter Wangsness and is now out of the furnace and will be shipped to JP Astrocraft in Charleston for generating the f/4.0 curve. After generating the it will be shipped to Lockwood Optics in Champaign, for grinding, polishing and figuring.
More good news; the EIU Physics students are done with refurbishing the mount for the 30″ roboscope. Next week we hope to put some new motors on and test it out…more photos to come!