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TS Optics 130 - Can't remove eyepiece holder

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#1 bjm

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 04:18 PM

Good afternoon all.

After reading up on the TS 130 on CN I decided to buy one (well my wife bought it for my birthday (how lucky am I?)).  Arrived yesterday, setting it up today, added a ZWO EAF but then I tried to remove the eyepiece holder, so I can screw in the reducer and spacers for the camera and it simply won't budge.  See the attached photos.  There are three small screws (that I don't have an Allen wrench that'll fit) but these don't seem to go through to the focuser drawtube.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 04:56 PM

Heat it up a little with a hair dryer and if you are patient it should come out.



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Posted 29 May 2020 - 05:00 PM

Probably the grubs screws are snugged up to the threads so loosen them before attempting to unscrew the visual back.

 

 

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Posted 29 May 2020 - 05:03 PM

Probably the grubs screws are snugged up to the threads so loosen them before attempting to unscrew the visual back.


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Posted 29 May 2020 - 05:04 PM

Thanks that what exactly what it was!
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