Shaving mirror for reflecting telescope

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Can I use a shaving mirror on reflecting telescope as a primary mirror??
 

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tiny-tim
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Can I use a shaving mirror on reflecting telescope as a primary mirror??
Hi josue2503! :smile:

Hint: where (roughly) are the two foci of a shaving mirror? :wink:
 
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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.
 
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Plus, the quality of the mirror can't possibly be good enough for astonomy.
 

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