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Lens repair or replacement?

Started by Needtoys, 01/19/2007 04:26AM
Posted 01/19/2007 04:26AM Opening Post
I have an Apogee 127 F/6.5 refractor with scratches in the objective. The scratches are in the coatings.
Does anyone know where I can have this repaired or replaced. Apogee doesn't want to return emails after six weeks of numerous attempts.

Thanks,
Bob Hayes

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Posted 01/19/2007 04:58AM #1
>>>I have an Apogee 127 F/6.5 refractor with scratches in the objective. The scratches are in the coatings.
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Bob:

It does seem that Apogee Inc is no longer with us...

Are you sure that the scratches are serious enough to warrant concern??

Jon
Posted 01/19/2007 02:49PM #2
You cannot repair a scratch or any other defect in glass unless it is re-ground, re-polished and re-figured. That is a big job, and the result will only work if it is returned to the factory that made it, since they would be the only people who would have the necessary test plate. Replacing the lens would be infinitely easier for everyone concerned. Of course, that assumes that the scratch would affect the image, which it most likely will not.

Rolando