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Cleaning Got my telescope and noticed some dust on mirror. It came with no info on taking end off and found the screws at back were for alignment of mirror! That leaves the 3 philips screws I guess. Anyone have any info on care of this telescope!

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I can't find any documentation on how to remove the primary mirror for cleaning. I'm a newb and don't want to mess anything up. Thanks, Bob

First -- how do you know the mirror needs cleaning? Did you shine a flaslight down the tube and see some dust? Never use a flashlight to determine if a mirror is dirty-- they are ALL dirty when you use a flashlight to check them.

Only clean the mirror if it is interferring with the views through the scope.

There is a ring around the back-- remove those screws and the mirror should come out-- don't driop it! Then remove the mirror from the mirror cell.

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Inherited brand new meade 114 DS telescope, put it together, but how the heck do you take off the dust cover of the main tube...I simply cannot figure it out! the customer care center not open yet, any...

It just pulls out!

I wonder if you are trying to remove the wrong end?
The end that opens to the sky is the one next to the eyepiece holder. If you're trying the other end which has lots of screws for adjusting the mirror, I hope you've not upset the delicate alignment!

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Well it really depends on the type of telescope. Telescopes are collumized. So it's important to keep everything aligned and mark there positions with a micometer before dissasembly. and triple check on reaseembly. Don't use solvents unless you know 100% it's safe. I use a micro fiber cloth thats just been washed. and gently clean off the dust.

I'd say consult a professional if it seems even a little daunting to you. If its a refractor type. the tube ones with lenses those are easy as pie to clean.

And beware the little mirror is the most expensive on reflector telescopes. The big one is the inprecise one. so don't put a finger print on it by accident. D'oh!

as to finding one. I'm not sure. supposed just go visit the store and see if they are nice. We've got a two old guys both named steve running a Telescope and pro bowling store. One side teles one side bowling balls. with lazy cats inbetween. even cats sleeping on telescopes (there covered) Anyways they are the best in the world. it'd be Steves pro shop here

Could always give them a call. it's in Oklahoma though.

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The small mirror is usually held on with double-sided foam tape. That tape us used, so the small mirror is not stressed by the metal fittings with temperature changes. Clean the residue from the holder and the mirror, and apply fresh double-sided mounting tape and carefully place the mirror so that the main mirror is viewed from the eyepiece position.

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Nope, the dust is on the webcam sensor. The telescope mirror is too far away to influence the image. Most modified cameras have no window to keep dust off the sensor's cover. A camera lens cleaning brush works fine. Also, some cameras have 'hot pixels' that are defects in the sensor, and are permanent.

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There should be 2 sets of adjustments to be done. The first is to sight from the eyepiece holder, and see if the diagonal has the back mirror centered - don't be concerned about the off-center of the main mirror. Once the diagonal is centered, then use the adjuster screws to bring the main mirror into line. Adjust first one way then the next (in or out). When done, your eye should be centered in both mirrors. Then align the finder, and away you go.

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Unless you are very competent with optical instruments, I would recommend taking it to an authorised service centre. Opening these type of scopes up will cause humidity to enter the optical tube and you may end up with condensation inside the scope. Extremely minor variations in the positioning of the various mirrors and prisms will be likely to render the scope unusable. The add-on accessories are able to be removed and cleaned, however considerable care is required Here is the link to the user manual; And here is the link for further info - they should be able to tell you where to take the scope for service. Hope this helps :)

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