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    Default i want to build a dobsonian telescope, were can i find the mirrors? (the



    least expensive)? i'm looking for a 8" or 10" telescope mirror , were can i find a secure place or site to buy it? any suggestions very appreciated

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    Newport Glass or Willmann-Bell.

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    Try Astromart or ebay to save money

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    Hi roswellbob , welcome aboard the forums . The thread you responded to is a year old .karla i only posted once , probably just to find out where to buy a mirror .Are you a dob guy ?
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    I have a similar question, only I am looking for a larger mirror. I bought an XT10 a little over a month ago, and I'm not satisfied with the light gathering ability. I wouldn't mind building an 18"-er. any pointers?

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