Bino mirror mount

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Bino mirror mount

Postby ROJ » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:26 pm

I have just purchased a pair of 25x70 binos. Am in the process of making a mirror mount. Can anyone recommend or advise on size/thickness of front surface mirror glass and where to purchase? I was thinking around 10" x 7". Are there any problems I should look out for before purchasing glass? Many thanks.
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Re: Bino mirror mount

Postby Aratus » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:44 pm

I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: Bino mirror mount

Postby ROJ » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:29 am

Many thanks for that. I have based my design roughly on that. It is just the correct glass I need to find.
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Re: Bino mirror mount

Postby Aratus » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:02 pm

I'm certain you know that a 'front surface' mirror is required, but just in case other people reading this don't know, an ordinary mirror will not work correctly.

This is the sort of thing that is required
http://www.scientificmirrors.co.uk/Front-surface-Mirror-vcltd.htm
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