My Celestron C14 Edge factory focuser is very tight.
I released both Mirror locks.
I try and turn the factory focuser but it only turns 1 or 2 revolutions turning clockwise and it gets tight. I reverse direction going counterclockwise and again 1 to 2 revolutions and it starts to bind?
I removed the rubber focuser knob and 3 factory screws.
Removed the original orange coloured focuser plate.
Assessed the focuser movement.
Turning clockwise, the focuser turned several times until it reached the end of its travel distance. There is a black coloured rubber gasket visible under the focuser mechanism.
Turning counterclockwise the focuser moves outward at least 1/2 or more - very smooth.) However, I noticed the entire focusing mechanism moves outward (if the orange focuser plate was installed with the 3 factory screws in its regular position, am sure this outer focus movement would bind on the inside of this focuser plate).
I cannot figure out what is going on.
What do I need to do to restore normal focus travel ?
Any help would be appreciated.
Edited by vkhastro1, 12 November 2017 - 03:04 PM.