After the dissapointment of having many scratches in my lovely polished mirror I've been back through 400 and 600 and have now done another 4 hours of polishing with little or no scratching!This weekend I will make the long journey from Portsmouth up the teeside to see John Nichol at his mirror making seminar and will have my mirror tested for the first time.
People who know me know that I'm the ultimate pessimist so you won't be too surprised when I say that I'm expecting a turned down edge and the curve to be slightly too shallow and slight zoning on one section.this is just from what I can see and feel through the lap but by Sunday afternoon I will know for sure.I've currently just broke the 100 hour mark so have a lot of time invested in this project with hopefully only a bit more polishing and figuring to go.if my.mirror ends up needing the curve deepening then there will be no annoyances,I will just crack on and get it done!yes I will be dissapointed but disappointment won't get the mirror finished!!
On an unrelated note-I went out and did a bit of messier hunting in the garden with the 15x70's.it's nice to get some stargazing done from time to time or I will end up losing my way arround the night sky!!!ticked off a few Inc m31,m11,m27,m13,m92,m29.happy days but can't wait to look at them with a 560mm scope rather than 70mm binos!!