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My mirror needed a recoating

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Rusty Strings

Wow, reminded me of the launch sequence for Thunderbird 2.

 

I didn't see anybody put a piece of tape on the side of the mirror and the cell to make sure it went back together the same way!?

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philjay

Thats a long way to transport a mirror for recoating. I remember visiting the INT in the 70s before it was moved to La Palma. The recoating chamber was on the floor below the scope, they opened the floor and lowered it into the vacuum chamber.

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Smithysteve

Wow!

The planning and engineering that has gone into that whole process is just incredible!

I just bunged mine into the boot of my car and dropped it off at Orion Optics for a week. Then, as happy as Larry, I went and fetched it back, driving like I had a baby on board! 😊

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