Question about Meade NGC-70 70mm Refracting Telescope w Tripod

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Both plastic gears for the slow motion control are broken on my Meade NGC tripod. Cannot find replacement parts.

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ONLY Meade would have parts. You can call them and see if they will sell the parts and or a new tripod.

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

However you need to know that this is a "deal" scope sold by Meade in discount stores. It has a lot of PLASTIC everywhere and might be suitable for a child but is not very durable. Next time buy a 6 inch Dobsonian telescope for one that will last you for many many years of good service. Here is a picture of the DOB telescope, which is our #1 recommendation to beginners in the Astronomy hobby-

http://www.telescope.com/control/product/~category_id=classicdobs/~pcategory=dobsonians/~product_id=08942

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