Question about Orion (05374) Telescope
The mirror for the eye piece has fallen off. It's i small (3") cylindrical tube with an angle cut on one end and it has a mirror affixed to the angled end. The inside of the small tube has some foam in it. I think when you look through the eyepiece that mirror reflects the image that is on the 6" mirror at the end of the long main 6" tube of the telescope. So without that small mirror you cannot see anything. I found it laying on the bottom of the long 6" tube. Don't know how it came loose. I cannot see how to re-attach it and if I could would it need to be calibrated somehow? I have looked locally for a repair service but haven't found anyone.
The small mirror is usually held on with double-sided foam tape. That tape us used, so the small mirror is not stressed by the metal fittings with temperature changes. Clean the residue from the holder and the mirror, and apply fresh double-sided mounting tape and carefully place the mirror so that the main mirror is viewed from the eyepiece position.
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
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