It has the front lens that is cracked. I think I can open the front and take the lens out. Do you know of a company that can duplicate the cracked lense in size and shape? It would be fun to use it without the big crack down the middle of the view.
Please send me any info on companies that could make a new lense.
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Re: I have an antiqe spyglass
A lot of those old scopes eventually had cracks in the objective lense..trouble is the focal leght of the objective is hard to match and i dont think you will. it was two pieces of glass a double convex and a plano concave with airspace.sorry for the bad news.....larry@reichinstruments .com
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They can be replaced. Call a local camera repair shop and ask. Find a local Orion dealer and ask what they would charge (not all of them can service telescopes). Get in touch with a local star gazing club, often members will know of places or do it themselves.
I would not try to remove the corrector plate-- the manual states to return the scope to Celestron if the inside of the corrector needs cleaning.
If removed the corrector has to be replaced in the EXACT position it was in before you took it apart-- the alignment between the front corrector plate and the rear mirror and the secondary mirror was done on an optical bench at the factory.
I doubt that will you notice or be able to see the small stain while you are observing--