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Sources for Materials

Sources for "Ready Made" Telescope Mirrors and Telescope Eyepieces:

    Coulter Optical
    1781 Primrose Lane
    West Palm Beach, Flordia
    1-561-795-2201 (Tele)
    1-561-795-9889 (Fax) (Email) (URL)

    Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
    89 Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA 95076
    P.O. Box 1815, Santa Cruz, CA. 95061-1815
    Inside & Outside CA phone: (800) 447-1001 (Tele) (URL)

    Williman-Bell Inc.
    PO Box 35035
    Richmond, Virginia 23235
    1-804-320-7016 (Tele)

    Stargazer Steve
    1752 Rutherglen Circle
    Sudbury, Ontario

    University Optics Inc.
    PO Box 1205
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Newport Glass Works Ltd.
    1629 Monrovia Ave.
    Costa Mesa, Ca.
    1-714-642-9980 (Tele)
    1-714-642-4832 (Fax) (Email) (URL)

    Nova Optical Systems
    PO Box 80062
    Cornish, Utah
    1-802-258-5699 (Tele) (Email) (URL)

Sources for Coatings

    QSP Optical Technology Inc.
    1712-F Newport Circle
    Santa Ana, Ca.
    1-714-557-2299 (Tele)
    1-714-557-2170 (Fax) (URL)

    Precision Applied Products
    418 Rumsey Place
    Placentia, California
    1-714-738-4775 (Tele)
    1-714-738-5145 (Fax)

    P.A. Clausing, Inc.
    8038 Monticello Avenue
    Skoke, Il.
    1-847-676-0330 (Tele)
    1-847-676-2930 (Fax)

Sources for mirror blanks and other mirror-making supplies:

    Willman-Bell, Inc.
    P.O. Box 35035
    Richmond, Virginia 23235
    (804) 320-7016

Call or write for catalog.

    Newport Glass
    1631 Monrovia Avenue
    Costa Mesa CA 92627
    (714) 642-9980

Call or write for telescope-supply catalog.

John Dobsonís Telescope-Building Video

This 90 minute, full color video is John Dobsonís personal guide to making astronomical telescopes--8 inch to 16 inch apertures and larger. Every part of the telescope-making process is shown in detail, from making the mirror (grinding, making the pitch lap, polishing, testing the focal length, reading the mirror curve, figuring, etc.) to building the mount (including special instructions for mounts and mirror-support systems for apertures 16" and larger.) Free color flier available on request.

Price per tape: $39.95
Shipping per tape: $3.50
CA residents add $3.40 sales tax.
Total Per Tape (except CA) $43.45
Total Per Tape (CA only) $46.85
Make check or money order payable to:
Dobson AstroInitiatives
Remember to include your shipping address!
Mail to:
Dobson Astro Initiatives
P.O. Box 460915
San Francisco, CA 94146-0915

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