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Chabot 36" Mirror Recoating

In March 2007, the Coatings Lab re-coated the mirrors of the 36" telescope that resides at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, CA.

Slide Shows

Arrival Day:
36" Primary Mirror
Secondary Mirror
16" Primary Mirror


36" Pre-Coating:
Initial Cleaning
Flipping the Optic
Installing Mounting Hardware
Final Cleaning
Closing theTank


36" Coating:
Coating Process
In the Tank
Mask After Coating
Flipping the Optic
Checking the Quality
Storing in Crate

finished optic

Secondary Mirror Recoating