I am just one year into the hobby and am trying to repair a Celestron NexStar 130 SLT as a gift to a neighborhood teen who is interested in astronomy. I am just trying to do some astronomy outreach.
The tube is bent near the focuser, but the focuser seems ok after I removed it. But when it is in the tube it does not work. The mirrors appear to be ok. Could the tube be straightened? If so how?
I am open to any parts and pieces or advice.