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Astronomy Case Studies

Here are samples of the telescope, binoculars and other optics crafting, repair or refurbishment that we have done in the past.

Case Study 1: Aluminisation Process for the Downer Observatory in Canberra

The Challenge: To clean and aluminise a large 16 inch Cassegrainian design telescope mirror, PLUS this is an exceptionally thick mirror (100mm thickness)

The Outcome: Based on the mirror being taken appropriate care of within the telescope tube assembly the mirror coating will enable a service life of up to Twenty (20) years. This is the global reference standard for all ultra premium quality astronomical aluminisation.


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Case Study 2: Japanese WW2 Naval Binoculars Restoration

The Challenge: 1940's World War 2 Japanese Naval Binoculars. Ultra Large size 150mm lenses, plus also very robust design and extremely heavy. System as received was inoperable due to gumming up of mechanicals due to congealed lubricants. Also badly worn internal components and also very dirty optics in desperate need of cleaning

The Outcome: Based on the servicing and re build completed for the customer, these binoculars will not need looking at for another fifty years.


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Case Study 3: Hand Crafted 10 inch Aperture Newtonian Telescope System

The Challenge: Custom design & hand crafting of ultra premium capability Advanced Level Newtonian Reflecting Telescope for a private user.

The Outcome: Based on the system being cared for appropriately, this system will enable a service life of many many decades.


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Case Study 4: Refurbishment of Astro Optical Newtonian Dobsonian

The Challenge: Hand crafting of Replacement Premium Optics for telescope supplied by Astro Optical for a private user.

The Outcome: Based on the system being cared for appropriately, this system will now enable a service life of many decades.


Read about the Refurbishment of Astro Optical Newtonian Dobsonian Case Study