Question about Meade DS-2114 ATS (325 x 114mm) Telescope

1 Answer

WHEN VIEWING, I CAN CLEARLY SEE THE SPIDER VANES FROM THE SECONDARY MIRROR IN MY IMAGES

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 3,186 Answers

You are NOT in focus. Turn the focus knob-- use the eyepiece with the largest number written on it until you learn how to focus. You can practice during the day time on a distant objects.

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Spider image appears over the planet or star I am looking at.


Maximum magnification on a perfect night is 150x with this scope meaning the 4mm supplied is worthless unless looking at the moon 700/4= 175x mag. Your scope may be out of optical alignment. Look in the manual for instructions on collimation or search the net for detailed instructions. I suspect the spider image may just be poor optics. If you are talking about 4 spikes at 90 degrees from each other radiating from the object, that is the spider vanes that holds the secondary mirror. Higher end reflectors have much thinner vanes to minimize this

Oct 20, 2011 | Bushnell NorthStar 78-8831 (525 x 76mm)...

1 Answer

My boy put coins in the eyepiece receptable and damaged or dislodged the mirror. Can this be fixed?


Yes there are two mirrors-- the small secondary underneath the focuser and the large primary-- on the bottom.

You can remove the entire secondary "spider" and then glue the secondary back on using epoxy or silicon.

Then put it back in an collimate the scope. If the primary mirror is damaged then it is not worth repairing.

http://www.andysshotglass.com/Collimating.html


www.telescopeman.org
www.telescopeman.info
www.telescopeman.us

Jul 14, 2011 | Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ (100 x 114mm)...

1 Answer

Can't find the secondary camera icon in the application manager/phone?


Hi there!
There is no specific icon for the secondary camera - the secondary camera is really just for Skype video calling.
There is an app called "mirror" which uses the secondary camera and displays the real-time image on the phone (image clarity is not very good though due to the low resolution camera). You can download it from http://maemo.org/downloads/product/Maemo5/mirror/.

Feb 26, 2011 | Nokia N900 Smartphone

1 Answer

We've a 600X power edu-science telescope which seems to be missing the inner ring which might be what the instructions call a secondary precision mirror.


The secondary mirror is a small tilted mirror near the front end of the telescope mounted on what's called a "spider". It reflects the light from the large mirror in the bottom back out through the hole in the focuser.

Usually these are already assembled and in place when you buy a reflector style telescope.

See this web site and watch the video:

http://www.andysshotglass.com/Collimating.html


Jul 17, 2010 | Edu-Science (10166) Telescope

1 Answer

Having a clear sky last night i took my new scope out and started to view the night sky, but focusing on a star ! i found that when viewing it at magnification a could clearly see the the area infront of...


Stars are ALWAYS pinpoints of light when the scope is focused no matter how much magnification is applied.

You are NOT focused properly -- when you are you cannot see the secondary mirror or the "spider" bracket that holds the mirror.

You will NEVER see a star as a disk, only as a pinpoint light. If you are seeing what looks like a donut with a dark center you are not focused.

May 07, 2010 | Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ Telescope

1 Answer

Like others, I have trouble seeing stars. There is an obstruction, an image of the secondary mirror which obscures most of the star. Is this the spider? Others have asked the same question, but I haven't...


Yes, you are not focusing the telescope properly. When in focus you cannot see the spider.

Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope. Go outside during the day and practice focusing on a distant object.

Oct 18, 2009 | Bushnell NorthStar® 78-8846 (675 x 114mm)...

2 Answers

Ditto


You bought what we call a toy "department store telescope". Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the scope. DO NOT use any 2x barlow which might have been included.

Go outside during the daytime and practice focusing on a distant object. AND---- no you will not get 450 magnification from that telescope, even though it was written in bold letters on the box.

Sep 21, 2009 | Bushnell NorthStar 78-8831 (525 x 76mm)...

3 Answers

Image Obstruction


That is the reflection of the secondary mirror and holder - are you using an eyepiece? If so, is it between 10 and 30 mm focal length? More than thirty you may start to see a dark spot in the center, less than 10 and everything will probably be pretty blurry.

Jan 22, 2009 | Bushnell NorthStar 78-8846 (675 x 114mm)...

1 Answer

Obscured view through telescope


You are seeing the "spider" holding the secondary mirror-- the scope is not in focus--

Practice focusing during the daytime on a distant object at least 100 yards away-- use the lowest power eyepiece-- which is the one with the LARGEST number on it.

Dec 26, 2008 | Edu-Science (10166) Telescope

2 Answers

Viewing planets and stars


The problem is you are way out of focus. Turn the focus knob alot, until the star image gets much much smaller. Keep going until it looks like a pin point or a star!. The spider vane and center black dot will disappear. This black dot is actually the secondary diagonal mirror reflection in the primary mirror. The peace signs are the secondary supports. Use the lowest power eye pieces. I would not use the Barlow lens that comes with this scope as it very poor quality. Also, using this high power with this small an aperature (tube diamter) & unstable mount will be very difficult indeed. Invest in some wide angle, long eye relief low power lens. Use these for a while before going to higher powers.

Nov 19, 2007 | Bushnell NorthStar 78-8831 (525 x 76mm)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Meade DS-2114 ATS (325 x 114mm) Telescope Logo

Related Topics:

57 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Meade Optics Experts

Joe Lalumia aka...
Joe Lalumia aka...

Level 3 Expert

3186 Answers

Greg Cann
Greg Cann

Level 3 Expert

1114 Answers

Jerry Greenberg
Jerry Greenberg

Level 3 Expert

1667 Answers

Are you a Meade Optic Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...