Question about Meade Polaris 114EQ-D (36 x 114mm) Telescope

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Primary reflector became dull with time.

Tried using very fine auto polishing cream. it helped a lot but not near like new. is there a replacement mirror for the 114EQ-D mirror???

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The 114EQ-D is not worth fixing. A six inch aperature on a good mount is the minimum for a starter scope.

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The primary mirror is VERY delicate -- first surface mirror. Without a doubt you damaged it using auto polish. Mirror are cleaned very very gently using running water and alcohol-- and a tiny amount of dish soap... here is an article--
http://www.dvaa.org/ATM/MirrorCleaning.html

You can buy mirrors --- but they will be almost as expensive as a new telescope.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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