-Tristan Schwartz- Former Resident Astro-Guru, Arizona Museum of Natural History
Member of Colorado Springs Astronomical Society Look for my article "Making the Case for Structured Observing," coming to Sky & Telescope in 2014!
6" Orion DSE Dob, Coronado PST
Tak-106, AP900GTO, Unitrons, Masuyamas
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. "J. Robert Oppenheimer"
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
Tim Meade LX200 10" f/6.3 Classic Celestron Nexstar 8SE Celestron 90mm Mak Meade 90mm f/8.8 Refractor Celestron CR-150-HD6 ,6" f/8 Refractor TASCO 60MM X 900 MM Refractor (My first scope that my wife gave to me for Christmas in '91 , still have it. Celestron CG5 Advanced Mount Celestron Bino Viewer Canon T4I Orange Zone 10'X12' Roll Off Roof Observatory
Quote:Tori,It looks like the dings are painted over. Is that the case?
Quote:There is a consistency in the problems So it should be easy to avoid them if they wanted to.
Quote:... the parts with the marks have a kind of eggshell finish... not the smooth grooved CNC appearance ... in the dents is the same gritty/sandy kind of finish as on the outside.
Dark Arts Observatory, Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Quote:I can't say for certain either way. In the dents it looks a bit grainy to me, like the rest of the surface... but could that be from the bead blasted surface being marked by being pressed in by being dropped on something? Or would that be completely smooth?Anyone have a convenient way to turn a telescope into a microscope? Oh! Let me play with the macro end of my telephoto lenses...
Quote:BMW is a status symbol. This mount is a scientific equipment used for taking images. Or is it also status symbol?
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/