I had to mess with my Orion StarBlast MAK. I have a clear view, but I'm not sure what to specifically look for to make sure it's as good as can be.
After loosening the secondary mirror, everything went out of whack. What did I know? I just have a habit of trying to work on things by reverse engineering them, even though I have NO idea what I'm doing. I live dangerously!
Anyway, this is how I "fixed" it.
First, I got a laser collimator. Lo and behold, it's wobbly in the eyepiece holder. To remedy this, I placed a clear plastic sandwich bag across the open eyepiece opening and pushed it down with the laser. This way, the laser was nice and firm in the holder and the plastic was stretched across the bottom of the collimator so the light was fine. Then, I loosened the secondary mirror by the philips screw in the center so I could just budge it while gripping it. I moved it till i got the red dot in the center of the circle on the primary mirror. Then I tightened it back up and made small adjustments with the allen wrench. THEN I put the collimation cap on and did the adjustments to the primary mirror. I repeated this like once more till everything seemed as lined up as well as I could possibly make it.
In the end, things look pretty good, but again, I'm no expert on what to specifically look for.
So, do you think I did the right thing or made it worse???