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#1 Kruegon

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:12 AM

I received two eyepieces today. Both are Meade 4000 DS Super Plossle. One is a 9.7mm, the other is a 26mm. The 26mm appears to have had its rubber eyecup torn off. Is there any way to replace this piece or is it lost forever?



#2 DLuders

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:21 AM

I have those same eyepieces.  I don't know whether Meade sells replacement rubber eyeguards, but Orion does:  http://www.telescope...pieces/e/70.uts

 

There are generic rubber eyecups (similar to the Meade ones) that could work:  https://www.ebay.com...rubber&_sacat=0



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:51 AM

I also saw a trick somewhere a few days ago where you use bicycle inner tube, cut and rolled back on itself, as an eye cup. Looked excellent.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:05 PM

I'm on my phone and can't give you the web site. I'll post it when I get home. The worst people to ask is Meade customer service.



#5 Kruegon

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:01 PM

I didn't even call them. I've already seen how poor their product support can be.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:51 PM

Well darn it all. Got some from Telescope Warehouse (http://shop.telescop...3 fits Meade ep)

a couple months ago, but they seem to be out of them. Sorry.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 12:30 PM

I also saw a trick somewhere a few days ago where you use bicycle inner tube, cut and rolled back on itself, as an eye cup. Looked excellent.

Yup, been doing that for years.

I keep a variety of bike tube in the shop for just that purpose !

Works great on both EP's & bino's:

 

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#8 Kruegon

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 04:05 PM

I MAY have located a set of replacement eyecups. They claim to fit Meade eyepieces. It doesn't specify if they are replacements or add-ons, but I ordered them none the less. They should be here in a few days. I'll update you guys then.


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