Image of the day

From the
ATWB Customer Gallery

Trapezium via Siebert 36mm Observatory Series Eyepiece projection

My Account

New to Astromart?

Register an account...

Need Help?

mirror mount

Started by tinman, 04/15/2003 10:54PM
Posted 04/15/2003 10:54PM Opening Post
I am looking for a reasonable mirror for a mirror mount project for my 20x80s. I want to mount the mirror and binos so that you can look down into the eyepieces. I have seen many prefab units online, but I am interested in making one myself. I would like to know where I can find a good mirror, and what things I should look for in that mirror including type, coatings, etc.... Would I be happy with a front surface (or first surface?) mirror from the surplus shed? Or should I buy something of higher quality? I am not expecting prefection at this time, but would not like fog, distortion and false color. Thanks for any tips and experiences.
g
Posted 04/17/2003 06:51AM #1
I used one of the tank mirrors from the surplus shed and made a Sky Window type mount out of wood for my binos. The mirror was cheap and works great with no noticeable distortion or false color. I wish the mirror was larger but other than that it is a great way to view through binos. I have also seen people use truck side view mirrors as these are first surface mirrors at a reasonable price. Hope this helps.
Scott