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Posted by Larry Smith on August 1, 2000 02:15:27 UTC

I`ve been out of it many years, but getting interested again, and want to build a scope. Reading RoyceOptics ( is leading me to want a high quality 10" f8 Newt., but his prices are astronomical ($800 mirror). He guarantees 1/10 wave.
Q1: What are my chances of buying one that good cheaper, or producing one myself?
Q2: I`m really going bezerk on mounts. Anyone have any experience with the $500 GEM from University?

I love this forum, and appreciate any help.


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