Mirror coating for Hα reflection

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Mirror coating for Hα reflection

Post by GreatAttractor » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:33 am

Last spring I was in talks with Alain Badoche from MCM regarding an "ERF" mirror coating for Hα reflection (like the one in Alex Lhoest's big Newtonian), but I was unable to contact him since.

Does anyone know if another company does this kind of coating (for a cost not exceeding an equivalent stand-alone ERF, of course)? I have a nice 150 mm quartz f/7 mirror waiting...
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Re: Mirror coating for Hα reflection

Post by marktownley » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:35 pm

Can't help sorry. But do let us know if you get this sorted.
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Re: Mirror coating for Hα reflection

Post by GreatAttractor » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:10 pm

I've got a response from Alain. Unfortunately, at the moment there are not enough customers with mirrors for him to run a coating batch. I'll keep you posted.

UPDATE:
Of course, if anyone here would be interested in getting their mirror(s) coated, it would be great!
Let me recall Alex's excellent images from his 10" Newt: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17910
My software:
Stackistry — an open-source cross-platform image stacker
ImPPG — stack post-processing and animation alignment
My images

SW Mak-Cass 127, ATM Hα scope (D=90 mm, LS50 etalon), Lunt LS50THa, ATM SSM, ATM Newt 300/1500 mm, PGR Chameleon 3 mono (ICX445)

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