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I have a Meade telestar 114mm reflector. F=1000 f/8.8. There is what I believe is a correcting lense element located at the bottom end of the focuser tube that has come loose. I need to know which side of this corrector faces the eyepiece and its mounting depth from the end of the focuser tube.

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That is called a diagonal.. It slips all the way into the focuser, then the screws are tightened to hold it there.

The eyepiece then goes into the diagonal.

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

  • rollom378 Mar 13, 2011

    That's a corrector lens actually, what you got is what is known also as a "bird jones" scope..you have a spherical primary mirror, the corrector makes it possible for you to get a high f value with a short tube..the advatages are a...a short tube..lol.
    alas..there are many draw backs with this type of scope, I own 2 and they are a pleasure as a grab and go and provide decent views for what they are.
    You will haqve to guess which way is up unfortunately, ..could be worse..just try it one way, then another way if the view is wrong!
    also..the only way to properly collimate this type of scxope is with that corrector out..and then placed back in after collimating..just tought I'd through that in for you.

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