Hello, I am a beginner - pl. bear with me, if this is a silly question.
Bought this Meade 80mm adventure scope based on reviews on this forum. It arrived today and upon unpacking noticed that there is some movement in the ota with accompanying sound that suggests something is loose (its not the focuser / screws etc at the back) - couldn't tell whether the primary objective is moving/rotating or something else.
Is this normal with this scope ?
Yet to see firstlight with it as weather is not conducive this week.
@Ryan555_1, you mentioned about removing the objective lens. Can you or someone who has done this briefly guide how to do this ? If there is an easier fix that would stop the movement/sound would like to try it out before sending it back (am in Canada and got it from US, want to avoid the hassle if possible).
Slide the dew shield off. The lens are in a cell that screws right off. Hold your OTA upward and tap the side of the OTA while making sure the lens cell is screwed on all the way by slightly tightening it. Too much and you can pinch your optics.