SteveCarpe NoctemBushnell 10x50 Seymour solarized binoculars.Bushnell 12x32 moon and terrestrial binoculars.Celestron: 102-GT Refractor OTA on a CG-4 GEMAstro-Tech Value Plössl 32mm, 20mmZhumell Z series 14.5mm, 9mm, 5mm+42° 18' 37.39", -122° 52' 3.76"
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Quote:Even with a new star diagonal and eyepieces, the view isn't right. There's blurriness in the image that can't be focused.Apparently the previous owner took it apart and didn't know what they were doing.Would this Agena 1.25" Cheshire Collimating Eyepiece for Refractors do the trick?Does my Celestron C102-HD Refractor have the possibility for lens collimation adjustments?
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Quote:Thanx for that YT link. I saw some similarities to my scope.Weather's been kinda dodgy this week, but it clears up late at night after the thunderheads disperse. You know I got new eyepieces LOL.
Quote:If that doesn't work, you (or someone you trust) could check out the front crown lens and make sure it didn't get turned around. I'd say mark the lenses to put them back together properly, but, I'm willing to bet that horse has long left the barn. Be sure to clean the lenses while you're at it, and maybe flock/paint the OTA. Might as well do it while the scope is apart.
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