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1.5m (60") f/3.75 ZERODUR Research Grade Observatory Telescope Mirror

1.5m (60") f/3.75 ZERODUR Research Grade, Observatory Telescope Mirror We are pleased to be able to offer one very special, very large telescope mirror. This is your chance to buy and own a research class 1.5 meter (60 inch) F/3.75 ZERODUR mirror. This optic came out of the aerospace industry. It was figured and polished, then had a protective coating painted over it before being mothballed (mirror may either be parabolic or hyperbolic and will need to be tested since we're not sure of the telescope configuration this was made for). Considering the source (which we will share with the buyer once purchased), we suspect that it was a backup mirror used for high altitude astronomy but never flew since it is without coating. However, we cannot prove this. It is merely speculation. Being of substantial thickness, 8", and weighing in at roughly 2,000 lbs, a very heavy and rigid structure will be required to support its mass properly. That said, this opportunity is targeted to research institutes, universities and the most discriminating of amateur astronomers / clubs with the means to incorporate this optic into a research class observatory. Alternately, this would provide a lot of substrate material for an optics shop to core, slice and make flats from... A lot!

  • Diameter: 1.5 Meter / 60"
  • Thickness: 8" - Solid
  • Focal Ratio: f/3.75 ±
  • Substrate: Zerodur
  • Weight: 2000 lbs ±

***What we don't know: Not having received any paperwork for this optic we are unable to verify the grade of Zerodur, the accuracies of its figure or its exact focal length down to the mm. Should you need a an interferometric test report, we've located a facility in the Midwest able to handle a mirror of this size and weight who can preform the interferogram and provide paperwork. We will be happy to put you in touch with them. Alternately  we are happy to work with the buyer and send it to the lab of their choice on purchase.
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Due to the size and weight of the item(s) it will have to be picked up locally or shipped freight. Feel free to arrange shipment through your preferred freight company, or we can arrange for the freight shipment.

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Item Condition: Used
   

Return Policy: We are offering the buyer a 30 Day right of return for testing and inspection. Buyer will be responsible for the cost of return shipping.

Listed for Marc.A by Sean.S - Located at: Container-12

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