founded the mirror lab in 1997 in order to
create the best amateur telecopes possible. Inch for inch our
mirrors surpass store bought or commercial grade scopes.
Part of the Saint Petersburg Astronomy Club
Home of the 2014 OBS Star Party
is a lab instructor and has
made mirrors from 6 inches to his
recently completed 16 inch f5 mirror.
Allen Maroney has completed
three mirrors in the lab between 8 and 18 inches.
Allen is also buiding a second robo foucault
tester based on James design.
Mike Davis casts his own mirror blanks.
Charlie Mullen ground
the mirrors for two years worth of
rafflescopes but now has moved on
the clear skys of New Mexico.
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built our robo foucault tester and
in house aluminizing chamber as well as a laser
interferometry testing setup.
Ron Jones AKA the
figurer is about the best mirror maker
this side of the mississippi. You can
see things in his 8 inch mirror that
would impress a takahashi devotee.
Russell W. Porter father of amateur
astronomy and founder of Stellafane
Mel Bartels Website
Amateur Astronomer and innovator.
Good overall observation site.
Former member Matt Terry has his own astronomy club
north of Tampa.
A nearby Astronomy club.
Ray tracing program for determining all required dimensions
for a newtonian reflector. (New Website)
Program for designing mirror cells.
3-D interactive simulation of the solar system
Plots the jovian satellites.
Shows all the phases of the
move and more.