Wow that was my worst nightmare and I will apologize for my above statement but I assumed wrong but when I removed my front cell it really looked like an aluminized spot then they glued the secondary baffle onto the front lens surface and it was not glued very cleanly IMO. That sucks that what glued the secondary didn't hold but my concern is more if it is NOT GLUED in exactly the right spot your sample to sample consistency goes out the window.
After having owned one of the pre production samples which was on out of five if I remember right of the Astro Tech AT6 from Astronomics which was an outstanding example of that scope which almost kept up with the Imtes scopes like the MK66 but not quite the Intes Micro M603 I should have NEVER sold that scope and it was what I would call Best Quality from a China based company. Then I wanted the dual focuser which was a clear mistake cause the optics in the Ioptron sample were no were near as good and that got sold then I came across the the Very Hard To Find IM M6511 but as we all know we get that fever for bigger is better and the list goes on.
I would feel more confident since there are no more New Intes/Intes Micro scopes to be had that todays Gregorian scopes today seem to have better consistency from sample to sample, Synta seems to have there tooling down pat and they are in production for soo many samples under different names like Skywatcher, Orion, Meade and who knows what other re brand ones we may not see here in the states. Now a days if Yuri from TEC decided to come out with his scopes again that would be the best Rumak design today, his scopes were not only with the best optics but the mechanicals of his scopes were at the top rated in which the Intes and Intes Micro mechanics were always a bit quirky, there focusing system although had no image shift it was never what most would call smooth but those TEC scopes were a work of art.
Hey at almost 70 my memory is not as sharp as it should be "Too Many MAK's and not Enough Time" !
Edited by skyjim, 08 September 2021 - 08:54 AM.