Friend and fellow Cloudynighter Doug (DouglasPaul) asked me if I wanted to adopt his red tube Coulter Odyssey 10.
He'd had enough of the problem child.
"Won't hold collimation, focuser's got problems, I'm moving, no place to store it, I've had enough of my problem child."
He gave it to me, and even loaded it into my car for me !
He knows I really like Coulter's Odyssey, and I'm always up for a telescope project.
Thanks again Doug !
Doug had let me know beforehand why she's a problem, "it's the back of the mirror, it isn't flat" and now that I've seen
the problem myself it does have me scratching my head too.
Its my understanding the Pyrex came in sheet form to Coulter. The sheets were cut in 6 foot lengths, probably while still
molten, to make them easy to handle. Doug's, and now my mirror, came from the end of one of these sheets. The sheet
must get stretched or squished when the cut is made my guess.
Because of this thin side it won't contact the cell floatation pads evenly. I'm going to really need to think hard about
this, it's definitely NOT in Sam Brown's All about Telescopes ! or anywhere else for that matter !
Oh the fun, Oh the horror, I love it !