The primary mirror is the greatest factor in telescope performance. High quality telescopes have high quality mirrors.
Most mass produced telescopes have acceptable mirrors, many can even be considered marginal. Although these telescopes deliver o.k. performance, they could do much better. One option to acheive better performance is to step up into a custom made telescope ($$$$$$). Another is to have your primary mirror re-figured into an excellent mirror.
We are running a small mirror re-figuring special: 20% off regular re-figuring prices for 6", 8", 10", 12" & 12.5" newtonian mirrors. (sorry no SCT's) Price ranges from $112-$232 plus re-aluminizing and shipping.
We will test your mirror with our computerized test facility and generate a quantitative report and reccomendation for your inspection. You may then choose to have us re-figure your mirror or if you decide the quality of your mirror is suitable, pay only for the testing service.
Call or send email for further details.
Cary W. Chleborad
SciTech Astronomical Research