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Quote:Can anyone say if the original was optically flat of shaped ? And where one might get correct replacements REASONABLY ?
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George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.
Quote: As for the glass ,someone stated that some 4000 used a special mirrored seconady lense that allowed simple flat glass window.
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Quote:Given how inexpensive used SCTs are in general, why not just replace the scope?-Rich
Quote:In this case, there is no real fixing unless you're prepared to make a custom SCT corrector. You could retrofit the optics from a celestron into the OTA, though I don't know what purpose this would serve. Sort of like building a Gremlin on a Pinto chassis.-Rich
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Quote:I agree. I had a 1971 Gremlin X. It had poor weight distribution, but it was a sharp looking car!Tim