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.
Celestron C14 Starbright/Fastar Sky-Watcher 180 Mak AT72ED RED COLOR Losmandy G-11 + DSC
"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
Quote:Why not remove the secondary and send it in for a re-coat? Not all coaters will coat secondaries with the backing plate attached, but some will. I believe OWL does, as does, I think, Spectrum. The primary could be done, too, but I'm pretty sure you'd have to remove it from the carrier, which, because it's glued on, is a big deal...
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Quote:Quote:Why not remove the secondary and send it in for a re-coat? Not all coaters will coat secondaries with the backing plate attached, but some will. I believe OWL does, as does, I think, Spectrum. The primary could be done, too, but I'm pretty sure you'd have to remove it from the carrier, which, because it's glued on, is a big deal... glued on?? wow. I would think that would cause some problems with a mirror that big. however , I have never pulled a primary on an SCT, let alone a C-14. Think I'll leave that for when it really needs to be done, and there is no other way out.as far as the secondary is concerned, it is a loss. any respectable recoater would laugh at this.Theo
Quote:Second hand purchase, but in brand new condition before shipping. Theo
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George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Quote:OK, this post was not about whose fault it was. The guy already is sending me back my money, as I am sending him back the scope. I appreciate the backup as to what caused this, but I really don't want to make this seller feel any worse about the situation. He has lost a valuable piece of equipment, and I feel really bad for him. This has been a very trusting transaction, and I hope the best for him with dealing with the insurance co. Theo
Quote:From the pictures, the secondary back plate is still intake. That means it came off because the collimation screws are not tighten well. Does it have Bob Knobs or the original screws? It sure point to the seller negligence.