20 Most Recent Meade DS-2114 ATS (325 x 114mm) Telescope Questions & Answers

There is a battery inside the red dot finder- it's probably dead.

Meade DS-2114... | Answered on Jul 29, 2014

I may have the parts you need, but cannot tell from your description of the failure. Contact me if you would like to discuss this further pinyachta at hotmail dot com. George

Meade DS-2114... | Answered on Jun 06, 2013

You can send this into Meade for repairs.

Or you can disassemble the base and look inside. I suspect you have either a loose or broken worm gear inside the base. There are manuals available on the Meade web site but they do not give any disassembly instructions. Call Meade at the phone number above or try taking apart the base and look inside. Only Meade will have replacement parts.

Meade DS-2114... | Answered on Jun 06, 2013

The individual stars are not much fun to look at...it is the planets and nebulas that are. I have an 8 inch SCT with a computer guidence system and have looked at Saturn and Jupiter from my front yard and could see them very well. I live in the city so light pollution will not allow me to see any nebulas. I have to travel outside of the city into the mountains to be able to see things. The spectacular pictures that you see being made by people with telescopes cannot usually be seen by the naked eye through the telescope. They are made using special filters, lenses, and a camera connected to the scope. And then they will have very long exposure times(sometimes 15 hours) to gather enough of light coming from space and taking hundreds of images. Then all these images are stacked on each other and modified using software on a computer to create the images. So again the stars are not much to look at... it is the planets and nebulas that are cool. With my telescope I can see Saturn's rings and moons. I can see Jupiter's big red spot...very cool. You will need to start with a small powered lens to locate the planet you want to look at to center of eyepiece. Then work your way up in magnifiaction by changing the eyepiece and then focusing the inmage in. The eyepiece can make or break your telescope experience and most telescopes come with very limited eyepieces that are cheap and not well made. I have purchased a good set of eyepieces and they make a huge difference. If you can afford it look for a 100 degree eyepiece. They are expensive but are worth it when you look into one. Also it is very important to get your scope's collimation adjusted correctly for the best image. And get yourself a set of color filters. The filters can bring out images that you cannot see without.

Meade DS-2114... | Answered on Jun 03, 2013

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Meade DS-2114... | Answered on Sep 19, 2012

The altitude clutch is not engaging. It could either be slipping, or broken. Also the worm gear inside the form arm might have come loose.The scope will need to be returned to your dealer or Meade for repairs.

Meade DS-2114... | Answered on Aug 02, 2011

Any member of any local Astronomy club can teach you how to collimate this scope. Contact your local club--

Meanwhile watch this video:


Meade DS-2114... | Answered on Jul 05, 2011

You cannot actually get parts for this scope other than from Meade directly-- and possibly a USED motor on Ebay. Usually Meade wants you to send in the scope for repair and will not sell you any gears or motors.


Meade DS-2114... | Answered on Jun 10, 2011

Watch this video on collimation:


Meade DS-2114... | Answered on Apr 20, 2011

The barlow may be too much magnification for that aperture telescope. The higher the magnification the SMALLER the sweet spot is in focus.

Turn the knob slower and also practice focusing during the day time on a distant object.

Meade DS-2114... | Answered on Mar 31, 2011

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