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csrlice12
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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: asrrin29]
      #5664206 - 02/05/13 07:24 PM

I'd say this qualifies as a return.......

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5664219 - 02/05/13 07:36 PM

oh yeah! I just hope it's relatively hassle free, because the webpage to contact Meade directly was broken, so I had to send an email to shopatron. Don't know if they will want the whole kit or just the eyepiece, everything else looks to be alright, it is just the eyepiece the seems damaged.

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: asrrin29]
      #5664231 - 02/05/13 07:43 PM

A good bit of buzz on the binocular forum about this weeks offer of a Montana 7x42 binocular for $80....concensus seems to be positive...although no one has received a pair yet....

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: gaz-in]
      #5664399 - 02/05/13 10:02 PM

Starting to see these being parted out on certain marts across the web, in bulk no less
Some people have no shame, it seems ..or just really need the money perhaps, and planned a quick flip in order to help pay their bills (hoping it's the latter, but hey to each their own.) I just though that part of the philosophy of these certain marts for astro wares was not so much to make a quick buck as to spread the astro love amongst others.. and so it just kind of makes me sad to see it and had to get that off my chest. I'll try to refrain from judging, but I just thought that it went against the spirit of the place and our community (and somehow seems a bit unfair to Meade but that is just on an emotional, not rational level). Times a-changing though, I suppose...


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5664525 - 02/06/13 12:20 AM

Seen quite a few of these popping up for ridiculous prices. I wonder why? LOL...Peeps trying to profit from the sales.

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5664553 - 02/06/13 01:14 AM

Is the SCT adaptor just a tube the diagonal slides into?

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: palmer570]
      #5664559 - 02/06/13 01:35 AM

Never mine found my answer.

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5665113 - 02/06/13 12:15 PM

Update on the diagonal.... the tube that holds the eyepiece came loose, the little set points that hold the edges were not able to hold the tube inplace so I added some glue, and I'm hope this will work... the mirror is so nice, just wish the body was put together better.

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: crsrs]
      #5665272 - 02/06/13 01:30 PM

Got mine yesterday. Evrything checks out. Decloaked the eyepiece and tested it along w the diagonal. Both are keepers for sure. If not for this post I would have never known so thanks to cloudynights and the awesome members.

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: mak17]
      #5665286 - 02/06/13 01:38 PM

Christian,

Did you cut out the upper ring of the cloak to reuse as an eyecup? Try it, you might like it.

Mike


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: palmer570]
      #5665366 - 02/06/13 02:14 PM

Quote:

Is the SCT adaptor just a tube the diagonal slides into?




It's a tube that has the necessary SCT threads to screw on to the back of the 'scope. Then the diagonal slides into it.

-Bob


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mak17
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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5665475 - 02/06/13 03:08 PM

Quote:

Christian,

Did you cut out the upper ring of the cloak to reuse as an eyecup? Try it, you might like it.

Mike




Mike

I'm going to give it a try. Looked like it may be tricky, any lest second advice?

Christian


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: mak17]
      #5665495 - 02/06/13 03:20 PM

Received mine yesterday. The cap on the EP was cracked...possibly due to handling and the fact it's been well below freezing for days. The screw-up (heh heh) eyecap wouldn't work until the thing warmed up.

It's fine, though, and like others I seem to have acquired a small bag of caps from somewhere.

Of course...I have to wonder if this is why Massachusetts is now expecting 18 - 24 inches of snow this weekend!


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Brian P]
      #5665580 - 02/06/13 04:12 PM

Odd, I keep losing small bags of caps somewhere....

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: mak17]
      #5665646 - 02/06/13 04:52 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Christian,

Did you cut out the upper ring of the cloak to reuse as an eyecup? Try it, you might like it.

Mike




Mike

I'm going to give it a try. Looked like it may be tricky, any lest second advice?

Christian




Take an X-acto knive and carefully punch a small slit where the ring joins the rest of the cloak. This is to give you a starting point for scissors. Then just slip the point of a pair of scissors into that slit and begin cutting around the ring. This ring section is much thinner than the rest of the cloak and is easy to cut.

Look at the pictures I posted on this thread to get an idea of the parts I'm talking about.

It helps to steady the cloak and gives you a better grip if you insert the metal cylinder back into the cloak before you start cutting out the ring.

Mike


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mak17
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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5665714 - 02/06/13 05:33 PM

I'm going to give it a try later today. I'll let you know how it goes.

Chris


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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5665958 - 02/06/13 08:20 PM

I found a company telescopes.net that are still selling the meade 24mm and dia set for 159 I ordered it a few min ago...

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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5665963 - 02/06/13 08:24 PM

I just found a company telescopes.net that still has them at the sale price of 159 I ordered it a few min ago...

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csrlice12
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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 new [Re: deepwaterescue4u]
      #5665965 - 02/06/13 08:26 PM

Telescopes.net is Woodland Hills Camera from CA. Great company to do business with.

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bob midiri
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Re: Meade UWA 24mm & 2" Dialectric Diagonal: $159 [Re: deepwaterescue4u]
      #5666056 - 02/06/13 09:30 PM

And they ship for free to make the deal even sweeter...

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