Antares 12" Dob Stellarvue 10*60 finder Telrad Meade 25mm Plossl, Orion 10mm plossl, Celestron 6mm plossl, Paradigm 18mm,15mm,12mm, 8mm, Knight Owl 20mm, Shorty 2x barlow, Celeston Ultima 2x Catseye Triple Pack Collimation 4.5" Tasco 11TR Frankenscope 60mm Tasco 9TE-5 60mm Tasco 7T Oberwerk 12*60 binos
10" OO VX, 6" iOptron Mak-Cass, Orion 100ED
6'' Orion SkyQuest f/5 12.5" Astrotel truss dob f/3.3 20" Super FXQ Starmaster William Optics 80mm ZenithStar ED II 1850/2500 Observing sessions grand total for 2013, 49. So far in 2014, 11
Dave 10 inch GSO dob Tasco 60mm
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
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Quote:Now I don't see a cost to re-figure a mirror anywhere.
Quote:Are you unhappy with how the scope is performing? If so, you should post your specific issues. If not, then why do you care what the mirror looks like? It is likely that you are overreacting. Not to say that it is impossible that the mirror needs recoating, but rather that it isn't likely.I suggest that you visit your local astro club, where you will be able to compare what you have to what others have. As an example, my 10" mirror looks pretty dirty and yet I get absolutely fantastic views.
Quote:i'd keep looking for someone who does coating cheaper. there is a local guy in the SF Bay area that only charges 60 dollars to coat 10" mirrors. he does not however have the capability yet to do larger than that unfortunately. in the mean time from the sounds of your first light thread the views are still good in the scope so try to forget what you have seen and get out and put the thing to use
Chuck D. Clawson, MI, USAProud owner of: Orion XT10i w/ Moonlite focuser & ZOC mirror, Celestron Ultima 8 PEC, Celestron C5+, Meade 90mm f/11 achromat (Model #390), and some random accessories (see bio).
Quote:One of the more respected coaters ( as far as I've read) gave me an quote of $130.00 with return shipping included along with stripping and also re-coating the secondary. I've not heard anything either way on Optical Wave Labs.Thanks
Phil 16 in. LightBridge 10 in. Zhumell C8 LXD55 Mount 66mm Williams Optics Petzval Burgess 65mm ED Refractor Burgess 8x42 Binos Burgess 12x70 Binos