NEWPORT GLASS WORKS, LTD.
8610 Central Avenue, Stanton, CA 90680
TEL. 714-484-7500 * FAX 714-484-7600 *E-MAIL newportglass.sales@gmail.com

 


The educational kits are designed to help the beginners and school students who are interested in learning how to make their own scopes. The mirror blank and tool blank in the educational kit comes with diamond generated curves to eliminate the initial grinding steps associated with the standard mirror kits.

The 4.25" mirror kit will permit a fabricator the option of stopping after the mirror surface has been polished spherical or to continue the endeavor and make minor parabolic curve corrections. A spherical surface will make a planetary telescope.

The 6.00" mirror kit and the 8.00" mirror kit will require the student to perform minor parabolization to the spherical surface. The parabolization methodology is covered in most telescope making books. These books can be obtain through the library system if the student does not wish to purchase them. Also, many of the local astronomy clubs or colleges offer mirror polishing classes if the student wishes to work with a group.

Each kit includes grinding and polishing compounds and polishing pitch.

After the mirror is finished, it can be returned to Newport to receive a standard aluminum mirror coating. This service is included in the price of the kit when it is purchased. Also included with the educational kit is a polished (1/4 wave except as noted) diagonal mirror with standard aluminum coating.



CATALOG NO MIRRORS PRICE
KITED425A
  • 4 -1/4" PLATE GLASS MIRROR BLANK - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/10 CONCAVE RADIUS
  • 4 -1/4" PLATE GLASS TOOL - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/10 CONVEX RADIUS
  • 1" (1/4 WAVE) POLISHED PLATE GLASS DIAGONAL WITH STANDARD COATING
  • STANDARD ALUMINUM COATING AFTER MIRROR IS POLISHED
$131.50
KITED425B
  • 4 -1/4" PYREX GLASS MIRROR BLANK - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/10 CONCAVE RADIUS
  • 4 -1/4" PLATE GLASS TOOL - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/10 CONVEX RADIUS
  • 1" (1/4 WAVE) POLISHED PYREX GLASS DIAGONAL WITH STANDARD COATING
  • STANDARD ALUMINUM COATING AFTER MIRROR IS POLISHED
$146.95
KITED600A
  • 6" PLATE GLASS MIRROR BLANK - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/8 CONCAVE RADIUS
  • 6" PLATE GLASS TOOL - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/8 CONVEX RADIUS
  • 1.30" (1/4 WAVE) POLISHED PLATE GLASS DIAGONAL WITH STANDARD COATING
  • STANDARD ALUMINUM COATING AFTER MIRROR IS POLISHED
$170.75
KITED600B
  • 6" PYREX GLASS MIRROR BLANK - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/8 CONCAVE RADIUS
  • 6" PLATE GLASS TOOL - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/8 CONVEX RADIUS
  • 1.30" (1/4 WAVE) POLISHED PYREX GLASS DIAGONAL WITH STANDARD COATING
  • STANDARD ALUMINUM COATING AFTER MIRROR IS POLISHED
$196.50
KITED600C
  • 6" PYREX GLASS MIRROR BLANK - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/8 CONCAVE RADIUS
  • 6" PLATE GLASS TOOL - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/8 CONVEX RADIUS
  • 1.30" (1/10 WAVE) POLISHED PYREX GLASS DIAGONAL WITH STANDARD COATING
  • STANDARD ALUMINUM COATING AFTER MIRROR IS POLISHED
$203.50
KITED800A
  • 8" PLATE GLASS MIRROR BLANK - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/8 CONCAVE RADIUS
  • 8" PLATE GLASS TOOL - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/8 CONVEX RADIUS
  • 1.83" (1/4 WAVE) POLISHED PLATE GLASS DIAGONAL WITH STANDARD COATING
  • STANDARD ALUMINUM COATING AFTER MIRROR IS POLISHED
$233.80
KITED800B
  • 8" PYREX GLASS MIRROR BLANK - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/8 CONCAVE RADIUS
  • 8" PLATE GLASS TOOL - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/8 CONVEX RADIUS
  • 1.83" (1/4 WAVE) POLISHED PYREX GLASS DIAGONAL WITH STANDARD COATING
  • STANDARD ALUMINUM COATING AFTER MIRROR IS POLISHED
$308.50
KITED800C
  • 8" PYREX GLASS MIRROR BLANK - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/8 CONCAVE RADIUS
  • 8" PLATE GLASS TOOL - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/8 CONVEX RADIUS
  • 1.83" (1/10 WAVE) POLISHED PYREX GLASS DIAGONAL WITH STANDARD COATING
  • STANDARD ALUMINUM COATING AFTER MIRROR IS POLISHED
$315.50
KITED1000A
  • 10" PLATE GLASS MIRROR BLANK - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/4.5 CONCAVE RADIUS
  • 10" PLATE GLASS TOOL - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/4.5 CONVEX RADIUS
  • 2.14" (1/4 WAVE) POLISHED PLATE GLASS DIAGONAL WITH STANDARD COATING
  • STANDARD ALUMINUM COATING AFTER MIRROR IS POLISHED
$423.55
KITED1000B
  • 10" PYREX GLASS MIRROR BLANK - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/4.5 CONCAVE RADIUS
  • 10" PLATE GLASS TOOL - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/4.5 CONVEX RADIUS
  • 2.14" (1/4 WAVE) POLISHED PYREX GLASS DIAGONAL WITH STANDARD COATING
  • STANDARD ALUMINUM COATING AFTER MIRROR IS POLISHED
$552.80
KITED1000C
  • 10" PYREX GLASS MIRROR BLANK - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/4.5 CONCAVE RADIUS
  • 10" PLATE GLASS TOOL - MACHINE GENERATED WITH A F/4.5 CONVEX RADIUS
  • 2.14" (1/10 WAVE) POLISHED PYREX GLASS DIAGONAL WITH STANDARD COATING
  • STANDARD ALUMINUM COATING AFTER MIRROR IS POLISHED
$559.80



Each kit includes the following grinding and polishing compounds:
POLISHING COMPOUNDS APPROXIMATE QUANTITY
  • SILICON CARBIDE #220(4.25" & 6" KIT)
  • 0.25 LB
  • SILICON CARBIDE #220(8" KIT)
  • 0.50 LB
  • WHITE ALUMINUM OXIDE #30
  • 0.25 LB
  • WHITE ALUMINUM OXIDE #25
  • 0.25 LB
  • WHITE ALUMINUM OXIDE #20
  • 0.25 LB
  • WHITE ALUMINUM OXIDE #15
  • 0.25 LB
  • WHITE ALUMINUM OXIDE #9
  • 0.25 LB
  • CERIUM OXIDE
  • 0.25 LB
  • MEDIUM HARDNESS BURGUNDY PITCH (4.25" KIT)
  • 0.50 LB
  • MEDIUM HARDNESS BURGUNDY PITCH (6" & 8" KIT)
  • 1.00 LB



 

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT US:

Newport Glass Works, LTD.

P.O. BOX 127

STANTON, CA. 90680

USA

Tel: (714)484-7500, (714)484-8100

Fax: (714)484-7600 or (714)484-8181

E-mail: newportglass.sales@gmail.com

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