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Hi, I have bought a Meade DS-2102 MAK. It has a hint of misalignment with the airey disc slightly off center in the extra focal rings. I can't find any reference to which are the collimation screws. There are 4 one the primary mirror cell, but the manual I downloaded makes no mention of collimation. I expect only 3 or two would be collimation screws. Thanks for any help offered. :) James

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Yes, you can do it.

Put the tube vertically on a table.

Remove the thumb wheel of regulation by unscrewing slightly the blocking screw with a key Allen of 1,5 mm.

Undo the 4 screws with a Phillips screwdriver.

Remove all the back part and you'll see the 6 screws of collimation.

The 3 longest are of use to the blocking, the shortest in the regulation.

Unscrew slightly the blocking screws before regulation.

It is necessary to make the little images of 2 mirrors coincide at the bottom inside the tube.

Also verify at the front part of the tube all the images of circles are concentric.

Don't block strongly the blocking screws after regulation.

Sorry for my bad English, I hope you'll understand.

Posted on May 28, 2012

Testimonial: "Thanks edualc78. There was one problem here, as I was wanting to collomate on a star image. The problem wasn't as course as visual mirror alignment. It is not bad really. Your description was very handy when it came to fixing the flip down mirror though, which had stuck. I thought I was looking at alignment screws at the back, so wasn't in a rush to dismantle it to fix the mirror. Took 5 min once I knew I was just looking at a cover! Regards Jim"

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You cannot collimate a Maksutov style telescope without an optical bench. They are set at the factory and cannot be collimated by hand.

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