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I just bought a Meade 114Q-ASTR refelector telescope. I have followed directions for assembly but I can't get it focused by the directions it gives. How do I focus the telescope?

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Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser. During the daytime practice focusing on a distant object OUTSIDE.

This is your lowest magnification and the easiest to focus. Turn the know slowly in each direction until the image comes to focus.

Posted on Aug 08, 2010

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The eye piece threads are stripped. This renders the telescope useless.


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You MUST MEAN the focuser is stripped-- a new 60mm focuser assembly will cost you about $20-$30 if you can find one. Call Meade first here:
http://www.meade.com/support/index.html and see if they will sell you one. If not look around this web site:

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My name is Kameron Daniels and im 10 years old and my dad brought me a Meade 114-ASTR(114mm equatorial reflector) reflecting telescope my mom put it to gather but lost instructions all i see when i look is...


All of Meades manuals are located on this web site:

http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html

Look under the header that says "4.5 inch Reflectors". And download your manual for free.

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Even if the scope is a little out of collimation it should still focus. Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser. DO NOT use a 2x barlow if you have one.

Try again--- you can do this during the day time on a distant object and practice turning the focus knob slowly left and or right until you get a sharp image.

The higher the magnification the smaller the "sweet spot" with the focuser.

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You can possibly buy another focuser from Meade here:
http://www.meade.com/support/index.html

Orion Telescopes also sell focusers here:

http://www.telescope.com/control/telescope-focusers

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I picked up a used Meade 114 EQ AS on the off


First go to Meade's manual web site -- look under the REFLECTOR heading and download a manual. Here:
http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html

Second-- It's NOT ASTROLOGY! It's Astronomy!

Astrology is completely fake and superstitious belief that the planets and stars affect your life!

The MIRROR is on the bottom of the telescope- this is called a REFLECTOR style telescope. The focuser is on the TOP (side) of the telescope. Make sure the focuser end is UP and the mirror is on the bottom pointed toward the GROUND.

Read my TIPS on my profile page.

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You will not find a manual for those small reflector telescopes. However they all assemble and are used in the same way.

Meade maintains a web site with all of there assembly and use manuals. Look under the 4.5 inch REFLECTOR header for one similar to your telescope.

By the way this is a REFLECTOR with a mirror in the bottom. of the telescope. The FOCUSER end is pointed UP. Read my tips on my profile page.

Here is the link to the Meade manuals--
http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html

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Broken focus tube hreads


Meade may sell you another focuser, contact them here:
http://www.meade.com/support/index.html

You can also buy a replacement focuser from several on line retailers-

Here is one-
http://www.telescope.com/control/telescope-focusers

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You will need to buy another focuser like one of these.

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http://www.telescope.com/control/accessories/telescope-focusers/2-inch-orion-crayford-style-telescope-focuser

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Meade DS2102 Telescope lost teeth for focusing in and out


It might be easiest to see if someone is selling one on Craig's list or ebay.  You might be able to find one used where the telescope is OK, but the motorized drive is broken and replace the telescope.
Here is the contact information for Meade:
Contacting the Customer Support Center     Customer Support representatives are available to handle your calls and letters regarding any Meade product 7:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. To contact the Meade Customer Support Center, please write, call, or fax. Our information is as follows: 

Meade Instruments Corporation
27 Hubble 
Irvine, CA 92618

(800) 626-3233 (U.S.A. Only)


You could try calling them and see if they will sell the part you need for the focuser.  The focuser is called a rack and pinion focuser.  From your description it is hard to know if it is the long linear gear on the draw-tube (the part that holds the eyepiece) or the gear on the shaft of the focusing knob.  You will need to be able to describe that to them.
I hope that helps.

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