Question about Meade 07178-02, Eyepiece Super Plossl 56 mm 2 inch
I have a meade etx-90ec scope and i want to purchase a 56mm eyepiece but its 2in and i only have the 1.25 standard that it came with. how do i get the 2in to fit?
The ETX90 may not have enough back focus for a 1.25 to 2 inch adapter. You will need 1.6 in extra focus. (Try putting a eyepiece barely in the holder and see if you can focus CAREFULLY!) a 56mm eyepiece will seriously vignette since the opening of the scope is only 1.25 inch so do not expect a wide field.
Link below is for an adapter
Posted on Jan 02, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You are missing a screw on cap for the rear port, and you need to buy several 1.25 inch eyepieces.
Scopestuff.com sells the rear port cap also you may be able to get one directly from Meade- http://www.meade.com/support/index.html
Several internet retailers sell 1.25 inch eyepieces.
Here is one:
Posted on Feb 21, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanks Joe! As it turned out I was also missing the 90 degree eyepiece holder."
Your best bet is to ship it back to Meade for repair. they may not look it but there are very close tolerances that have to be achieved and takes certain tools for alignment.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
Unfortunately, you will probably have to send the unit in for sevicing, to restore this function. This type of scope is a highly precision device, and parts can wear, causing a loss of certain functions. I wouldn't recommend trying to take the unit apart, unless you're a super mechanical person. Even if you did, you'd have to identify the worn or failing part, and that would be a challenge without the tools and replacement parts they have at their repair facilities. Some cities have "sky clubs" and some of the people are avid skywatchers, and might know something about this particular problem, and may be of help, but that might your best alterntive to having it serviced right away. Often times, a switch or part can get slightly compromised by dust, or lint, and require a minor cleaning.
Here's Meade's Support Site, in case you don't have it:
Good luck, and hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 28, 2011
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The flip mirror has fallen off inside the scope. This must be returned to Meade for repair. Here is their customer service phone number:
Posted on Sep 17, 2011
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