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AWOL OWL? (Edit: Nope. My mistake!:)

Started by brucesdad13, 07/31/2015 10:16PM
Posted 07/31/2015 10:16PM | Edited 08/05/2015 03:02PM Opening Post
Edit: Very soon after I posted Cary wrote and said my mirror was ready to ship. Lesson learned is to relax and be patient. Good things come to those who wait. Original post follows...

I sent a mirror to OWL to be coated at the end of June and it arrived July 2nd, got a quote July 8, and gave the go-ahead to refigure to a higher standard and receive enhanced alum coating. I haven't heard a peep since. I've emailed a few times and left a voice message. Any idea of Cary's Ok or just busy? Very curious... sending another email tonight.

~ Charlie Stevenson

8" f/5.7 String Telescope - 1st Scope Build; 2nd Place Stellafane 2016 Optical Award for Newtonians 12.5" and Smaller
10" f/4.5 Newtonian (June 2015) mirror refigured by Optic Wave Labs P-V WaveFront 1/14.24, Strehl Ratio 0.993 (Aug '15)
Criterion RV-6 seems to be circa 1973 (June 2015) [For Sale]
Celestron C8-A XLT (January 2015) [For Sale]
Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZ (Christmas 2014)
Aldrich Astronomical Society member since 2015
Posted 08/01/2015 04:33AM #1
Cary refigured a 16" for me and coated two. Work was superb throughout. I have heard that he doesn't check emails often but not to worry - he is probably busy DOING the work rather than talking about it. Refiguring especially is VERY touchy, requiring a lot of effort and rare skill. I'd back off and just let the progress flow. A great excavation guy is doing major work on my 16 acres, coordinated between other jobs. He’s the same way. But his work is better and more reasonably priced than anyone else. Ditto positive comment regarding the surgeon who fixed my eyes and my mistress. Like Donald Trump, they are DOERS, not debaters! Tom Dey

29-inch Dob in a dome
36-inch upgrade soon
LUNT 80/80 solar scope
FLI 6803 cam
APM 100mm APO Binos
JMI RB-16 Night Vision Binos
Zeiss 20x60 IS binos
Posted 08/01/2015 02:20PM #2
They just recoated my 12" f/5 and it is perfect. Very good job. They checked the figure and strongly suggested a refigure but I declined. This is a 12" knock around scope that I am very satisfied with the images it throws up as is. The new coating will do nothing but help I amn sure.

Posted 08/05/2015 05:05AM #3
Check "that other site": there's a new thread posted, "Optic Wave Lab concern", which Cary has responded to.