Hexagon-shaped Lightweight Mirror Blank

Object Name: 
Hexagon-shaped Lightweight Mirror Blank

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Object Name: 
Hexagon-shaped Lightweight Mirror Blank
Accession Number: 
99.8.65
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 78.4 cm, W: 68.1 cm, D: 11 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1960-1969
Credit Line: 
Gift of Corning Inc., Advanced Materials Business
Web Description: 
This type of mirror blank was used in an infra-red space-based telescope.
Provenance: 
Corning Inc., Source
1960
to
1999
Color: 
Primary Description: 
Hexagon-shaped Lightweight Mirror Blank. Colorless fused silica glass with translucent inner panels. Convex shape; the vertical inner glass panels have four circular holes each.