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Stargazing Shaving mirror for reflecting telescope

  1. Sep 18, 2008 #1
    Can I use a shaving mirror on reflecting telescope as a primary mirror??
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  3. Sep 18, 2008 #2


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    Hi josue2503! :smile:

    Hint: where (roughly) are the two foci of a shaving mirror? :wink:
  4. Sep 18, 2008 #3
    I wouldn't recommend it. Would be kinda hard fitting it onto a cell. Check with your local astronomy club to see if they have any primary mirrors for sale, you might luck out.
  5. Sep 18, 2008 #4


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    Plus, the quality of the mirror can't possibly be good enough for astonomy.
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