"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
16"F4.5 meade Starfinder Rebuilt into Truss Dob, with refigured primary. Equatorial Platform 8"F6 Homebuilt dob Orion 4.5" Starblast Meade ETX-60 www.mnastro.org
Atlas mount Orion Eon 80mm Celestron C8 ETX-90 EC Asahi Pentax 60mm f6 8" truss dob explore scientific comet hunter SSAG Meade DSI II pro mono with filter set Canon dslr and Backyard EOS Multiple eyepieces from 5 to 40mm sky safari plus/samsung galaxy 2/RN270M Holder of a Bob Raleigh pen
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Sheet Metal Worker/Welder Indiana Astronomical Society 6" f/10 home brew dob, Quantum 4, 90mm Apex Mak, Criterion RV-6, Criterion RV-8, Coulter Odyssey 1 13.1", Meade 16" Lightbridge, Sears Discoverer 4-6305A, Manon 60mm (The Marsha Scope), Towa 11T, Tasco 10TE
Quote:Rest assured that they want your business and you will be well treated when you establish first contact with them.
SharpStar 65EDQ (same as AT65EDQ) 9.25" Homemade dobsonian with 1/13 wave self-made mirror. AT6RC/Celestron ASGT http://www.astrobin.com/users/tyblakesley/
Tom Lat/Lon: 34.59°N 86.74°W Elevation:600 ft
Quote:He responded within hours when I inquired about his coating and testing service.
Quote:If you've been unhappy with the work OWL did many of us would like to hear about it. TOS says stick to facts and it should be no sweat with the mods.
Quote:this is all confusing to a newcomer here who basically wants to trust people.
6" F4.6(w/Paracorr) Reflector , 8" F11 Dall Relay Scope ,6" F5 RFT Refractor w/Istar Obj , G11 Mount Gemini1 Level 4
Quote:this cat fighting is kind of bumming me out. i have a mirror i want to have recoated and have been in touch with OWL. i work in a very customer service oriented job and there are some customers one just can't please. i've been known to make a boo-boo once in a while. on the other hand, i have lots of repeat customers who are pleased with what i do. so what is the truth here? i've read the thread about the alleged missing circlip or whatever it was. this is all confusing to a newcomer here who basically wants to trust people.
Owner & operator of the Mahon Loomis Memorial Radio Monitoring Station & Retirement Home for Ancient Irish Setters Connoisseur of Russian motorcycles, Sports Kilts, Women's Flat Track Roller Derby, and various other eclectic ephemera
Quote:True, he sometimes has busy periods where he doesn't get back to you immediately, but he DOES get back to you.
Quote:I have been trying to get in contact with Optic Wave Laboratories to send a mirror in for recoating and first received no call back from my message now when called it rolls to a generic cell phone message box.Are they still in business? I don't want to send a mirror until I know they are still there.Thanks!Rick
Quote:My experience is that their responsibility for their work ends once they have your money. If you're seriously thinking about using them, PM me and I'll provide you with more details so that you can make an informed decision. Some have accused me of having an axe to grind. I ended up out-of-pocket about $2K- shouldn't I be allowed to grind a little?
The Cheapest Astronomer in the World gets excited by Jupiter. Builds dob, builds eq platform, arranges to borrow webcam...
Quote:Quote:My experience is that their responsibility for their work ends once they have your money. If you're seriously thinking about using them, PM me and I'll provide you with more details so that you can make an informed decision. Some have accused me of having an axe to grind. I ended up out-of-pocket about $2K- shouldn't I be allowed to grind a little? Question: Was there time elapsed between OWL working on your scope and the failure that you are attributing to their work?