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#1 tag1260

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:41 AM

Sending my mirrors out to be re-coated. How do I remove my secondary? Is there some tricks I need to know? It's a GSO telescope made a couple of years ago. I know there's a clip on it but it seems more solid than that in the mount. I haven't removed anything yet.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:34 AM

My Orion (Synta) Secondary was taped to the spider mount and I had to use floss to "saw" it off. It worked well! Good Luck!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:57 AM

Thanks. It was taped in and some gentle prying got it loose. The IS a big chip out of the back, which I didn't put there. I have to assume it was there when assembled at the factory as there was no indication of any glass in the holder. I don't think it will hurt anything. Now off to the re-coater!!! :D

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:29 PM

I second using dental floss and using it in a sawing motion. I have done that too, and it works great.
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