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Started by rachnoman, 04/25/2015 11:32AM
Posted 04/25/2015 11:32AM Opening Post
I'm shopping around for a company that has the best aluminum coatings. Any suggestions?.
Posted 04/25/2015 03:46PM #1
Best bang for the buck:
http://www.nova-optical.com/Coating.htm
Also consider, although costlier, L & L:
http://llopt.com/wordpress/astronomy-services/
Finally, another company with a good reputation:
http://www.majestic-coatings.com/astronomy-telescope-coating.html
Posted 04/27/2015 04:07AM #2
Cary at Optic Wave Laboratories (http://www.opticwavelabs.com) does superior enhanced coatings and often has bargain price sales. He also refigures mirrors quickly and does free testing. He did two 16-inchers for me, including refiguring one. Fast service and friendly! For BIG mirrors, Evaporated Metal Films (www.emf-corp.com) does a fine job. I visited their shop and they put enhanced Al on my 29-inch and may do my 36 later. I just got 1st (actually 2nd) light on my 29 and it is spectacular! M51 as a BLATANT field-filling pinwheel staring straight at it! I did coatings years ago so have a lot of respect for these guys... Tom Dey

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