blue smudges on mirror? #5525769 - 11/18/12 09:45 AM Attachment (31 downloads)
I have this blue smudge on the main mirror and it definitely is effecting the quality of the image using a Mallincam video camera. Any suggestions on what it is or what caused it or how to eliminate it? The scope was new on October 5.
I am not sure just what it is. I was using my Mallincam video camera and it was blurry on the one side so I went to check for dew. Shinning a light on the corrector plate I saw this blue reflection that seemed to correspond to the side my blurriness was on but found no dew. I rechecked it during the day from different angles and the "smudge" was in the same place. Would something like that even cause a blurry effect? If it is a reflection where would it be coming from? See attached photo.I may be way off on this!