Talk:Amateur telescope making

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New to Wikipedia[edit]

Should we shift this to amateur telescope making? --Robert Merkel

I am new to wikipedia, but isn't the page already called Amateur telescope making? can you explain? Kurt Eichenberger

Well, Robert Merkel asked the question back in 2002 July 23, and maybe the article was named differently then and someone did shift it, although I see no name change in the history. -Wikibob | Talk 23:14, 2004 Apr 6 (UTC)

A mirror is nonconductive, so I think it's not possible to "electrically charge" it during aluminization. My understanding is that the atoms just fly straight through the vacuum. I'm going to change the text.

Could this be a static charge like what will easily form, for example, on plastic objects. This has been my impression, although I am not that familiar with vacuum plating. -- 19:16, 31 May 2004 (UTC)
it certainly is possible to charge a non-conductive object. the difficulty is getting charge to drain away. this is exactly the situation with the familiar case of "static electricity". apart from rubbing two non-conductors, spraying electrons over a non-conductor will charge it (albeit unevenly). this is why your glass tv screen develops a charge 04:11, 19 August 2007 (UTC)snaxalotl

External links cleanup[edit]

I have cleaned up some of the external links and consolidated others. There still may be some cleanup to do namely the links to possible vanity additions and links to telescope building "how-tos". Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not states that among the links to be avoided are (paraphrase) "sites that do not provide a unique resource beyond what the article would contain if it became a Featured article". I would interpret this to mean that since Wikipedia is not a "how-to" or an instruction manual (WP:NOT) links to "how-tos" should not be included because they would be beyond what the article would contain if it became a featured article. A valid link would be a link to a site about the over all field or history of telescope making, not a site on how to make a telescope. Halfblue 04:35, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

New Page Needed[edit]

There should be a separate page for "Amateur Telescope Making", the famous series of three books edited by Albert G. Ingalls GHJmover (talk) 08:11, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Done! GHJmover (talk) 13:13, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Solar Telescope lenses =[edit]

(dark glass is not safe enough, see Arc welding lenses, see Telescope solar lenses)

was added as correction

Please either say nothing, refer to manufacturer instructions, or correctly say it is a special solar lense. Dark glass alone will cause blindness over time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:30, 9 April 2014 (UTC)