About to be a collectors item:

My solar projector has been the best solar projector on the market but there may be no more.  I have used up all the optical windows used to make the lenses and mirrors and unless I can find an alternate source of optics my solar projectors are about to become collectors items.

A little history on these projectors.   Back in the late 80s when I was working for US Precision Lens they were taking apart a TV projection lens and getting rid of a nice lens cell which I acquired.  About the same time they were scrapping the optics for a mirror telephoto which had a nice 4.25 inch optical window.  I edged some down to fit the lens cells and ground a nice long radius on them.  I took them home and polished them on a LP66 lap on a polishing machine.  At first I used 3.1 inch secondary mirrors from Coulter but later aluminized the windows.

I got a lot of compliments on the projector after the eclipse.  I went to Tennessee to take these pictures.

 

 

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