Unboxing Day!

Much to my delight my 16.5" mirror arrived safely this morning. I've been waiting 14 years for this day. I previously had a homemade coating we applied using a vacuum system we had at work, but it never was very good and quickly corroded. Removing the wrappings was a lot like the classic movie scene where they remove the wrappings from a patient, wondering how the surgery turned out. It just looks beautiful! Better than I remembered. I've got a few small items to take care of, then the mirror will be installed back in the scope, and it's actually supposed to be clear tonight! What are the chances of that? (Not good, there’s also a 20% chance of thunderstorms.)

-John