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    Re: Resilvering of sextant mirrors:Australia
    From: Vic Fraenckel
    Date: 2003 Jun 17, 05:24 -0400

    FWIW: I have a set of books called "Amateur Telescope Making" which
    describes the method of silivering telescope mirrors.  The first of the
    series has an original copyright date of 1935. I believe that amateur
    resilvering was routinely done then. For many years there was a column on
    the Scientific American Magazine entitled "Amateur Telescope Making" and the
    books were an outgrowth of that column. I believe the column dated back to
    before the first publication of the book 1 of the series - perhaps 1932 or
    so.
    
    Today, of course, telescope mirrors are aluminum coated.
    
    BTW: telescope (and sextant) mirrors are normally front-surfaced.
    
    HTH
    
    Vic
    
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    From: "Nels Tomlinson" 
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    Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 9:42 PM
    Subject: Re: Resilvering of sextant mirrors:Australia
    
    
    

       
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