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NexStar 8 SE with 9X50 R.A. finder & 1 1/4" diag. Tele-Vue Plossl 26mm, 21mm, & 10.5mm Brandon Orthoscopics 32mm, 16mm, 12mm, & 8mm Celestron E-Lux 25mm Plossl Agena enhanced W.A. 15mm & 20mm Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Celestron O-III & UHC Filters Dakin Barlow 2.4 25mm plossl w/cross hairs
Quote:Sorry if any of this is redundant to this forum, or in the wrong category. I just got a Celestron NexStar 4SE from a Goodwill auction. I expected it to have issues, why else would someone donate it? I didn't expect something rattling around inside the tube. The "reflection shield"(?) around the secondary mirror, on the corrector was laying on the primary mirror, and has caused some scratches. I was able to remove the corrector, remove the "sticky tape" (used to mount to shield) with freon, and remount it.I wanted to remove the primary mirror to see if what I'm seeing are scratches or remnants of the glue from the shield. I've found disassembly instructions for an 4SE, but they are the orange tube and totally different from the gray tube assembly.I have two questions: How do I disassemble the tube, in order to access the mirror, focuser, etc? I can find no screws that are holding the ends, and no easy way to get either end of the tube off. And, once disassembled, if necessary, where can I get the mirror re-aluminized (I assume it's not silvered). Thanks in advance for any input.Jay
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