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How do i take my Mirror out of my scope?

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 08:29 AM

Hello Everyone,

I havnt a clue with this so hopefully someone can help me out i am sure it's a simple thing but i need help :).

I need to clean my mirror in my scope and i cant do it untill i figure how to take it out!. There are 3 screws at the bottom of my scope and many at the bottom side of my scope. Never collimated the scope so i dont want to totally knacker the alignment etc!. I have no idea what screws do what.

My scope is a Helios explorer 200mm reflector 1000f/l f/5.

Regards

James :tonofbricks:

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 08:45 AM

Here is 2 pic's of my scope! 1st pic the bottom of my scope showing 3 screws, the second showing the bottom side of my scope there are 6 screws here.

Thanks

james :confused:

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 08:46 AM

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 09:54 AM

Lo m8

The screws around the sides (last pic) holds the complete cell/mirror assembly to the tube. Those are the screws to take out. Be SURE to rotate the tube so the cell assy is slightly pointing up. Otherwise, it'll fall out n prob land on your feet when you remove the last screw. If your not comfortable with doing it yourself, get a m8 (no punters allowed ;) ) to hold the cell while you take the screws out.

The ones on the bottom are for collimating the primary to secondary/EP. (last step in a proper collimation)

DO NOT remove the screws off the bottom..

Once you have the cell assy out, you should find the mirror held in by a set of clips, holding it at the edge. Remove the clips, grab the mirror around the edges, and lift it straight up.. Voila, mirror removed for cleaning..



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Posted 01 February 2004 - 09:57 AM

Hello BCB,

Thanks for your help matey i am on to right way :).

Very good instruction's from you should be ok now thanks matey!:)

Regards

James

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 10:08 AM

Hi again,

Got my mirror out easy, thanks again that was Huge Help, gee my Mirror is filthy not suprised though a Bird got inside my scoe last night and left a right mess( no poo before you ask lol ) luckly there is no scratch's :).

Thanks

James :jump:

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 10:13 AM

LOLOL

Glad you got it apart, n no damage was found..

How the he** did you have a bird get in there ? LOL ( birds of a feather) Considering the brit meaning of bird, I'm :roflmao:

Next time, try n remember to put the cover on it when yer done lad. :)

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 11:59 AM

**** yeah, i had left the scope for 2 mins whilst getting my laptop from inside my house hen i got back i heard a noise coming from my scope( very stephen king i can tell ya) looked down scope and a black bird was in there so i slapped the scope to get it out flew off and left a mess lol.....

Good news i hae cleaned mirror and it looks far better than when i bought it!.

Yours(scared)

James

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Posted 01 February 2004 - 12:18 PM

Mabey it was attracted to the pretty bird at the bottom of the tube :shocked: Very funny story!!


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