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Do it Yourself Coatings

Started by Peter Glus, 02/22/2006 07:14AM
Posted 02/22/2006 07:14AM Opening Post
Does anyone know any way to coat the corrector plate on a vintage C8? For that matter, is there any way to purchase the anti-reflectivity coatings used by Meade, etc.?
Posted 02/22/2006 07:28AM | Edited 02/22/2006 11:15AM #1
Hello Peter!
I've NEVER heard of anybody coating their own lenses, unless that person works in a Specialized Optical shop with special machinery to apply coatings... (this is not a spray paint gun job)

Let's hope Roland and the other Optical Gurus chime in...

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Posted 02/22/2006 07:52AM | Edited 02/22/2006 07:54AM #2
Sirius Optics has done transmission coatings in the past for amateurs.

He might do a custom anti-reflection run if there are enough of us that want the coatings done.

David Simons
Posted 02/22/2006 05:22PM #3
I wish one of the guru's would jump in here. My question is, how much would it cost, and maybe more importantly, how much difference would it "really" make? Plus, is there any danger of messing up the corrector. My understanding is that Celestron never coated their correctors because the glass is not very well annealed and might not take a run through a coating process.