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#1 dragon86

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

I have this blue smudge on the main mirror and it definitely
is effecting the quality of the image using a Mallincam video camera. Any suggestions on what it is or what caused it or how to eliminate it? The scope was new on October 5.

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#2 Digital Don

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:05 PM

Hi Don,

Are you sure it's a 'smudge'? In the picture it looks a lot like a reflection.

How is it affecting your MallinCam?

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#3 dragon86

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

I am not sure just what it is. I was using my Mallincam video camera and it was blurry on the one side so I went to check for dew. Shinning a light on the corrector plate I saw this blue reflection that seemed to correspond to the side my blurriness was on but found no dew. I rechecked it during the day from different angles and the "smudge" was in the same place. Would something like that even cause a blurry effect? If it is a reflection where would it be coming from?
See attached photo.I may be way off on this!

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#4 Bill Barlow

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:20 PM

Does the smudge ever move when you look at it from different angles? Could be something leftover from the factory when the mirror was cleaned. Is the scope still under warranty?

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#5 dragon86

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

The smudge stays in the same area when I move around looking at it. Yes it is a new scope.






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