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"Ready To Use" Parabolic Mirrors On Ebay

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Posted by Tim Tyler II on September 9, 2002 00:34:24 UTC

I am curious to know if anyone knows of the quality/ suitability of the several "ready to use" coated, etc. Parabolic mirrors on Ebay at this moment. I really don't think I have the time or intestinal fortitude to grind my own mirror and I would snatch one up in a heartbeat if I thought they were worth using, as I do want to assemble my own reflector. If you answer this post, I would prefer to hear why they wouldn't be suitable, especially if a good part of the reason is in respect to "missing out" on making my own mirror. If I'm sacrificing quality on a shortcut to an 8" aperture, however, I'd be interested in knowing.

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