Living at a dark site, I make scope when I have the inclination. I also do woodworking, cycling and other outdoor activities
8 f7.62 eq. 12 f5 Dob
Barly my 10 yr old faithful Bichon pup.
Yes, I too have telescopes and all of them are Go-To. Wherever I push them, that's where they Go-To. "When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there's no end to what you can't accomplish"
12" Harden Optical "Bubba"
16" Meade Lightbridge "Beached Whale"
70mm ETX-AT "Peashooter"
& a slew of EPs
...It is better to know the value of your equipment than the price of your equipment.
Quote:Stains should pose no problem. But I wonder about outgassing from pitch in the vacuum chamber during coating; it's safest to eliminate that.