I am the proud owner of a Meade StarNavigator 114mm Reflector Telescope. As a proud owner of this telescope, I left it in my garage long enough that the plastic gear teeth on the focuser disintegrated. To deal with this, I bought a replacement metal focuser, complete with metal gear teeth, and after much tinkering, I got it to fit perfectly.
The problem I'm running into is that the original plastic focuser seems to have had some kind of barlow lens glued to the far (inner) end of it. My new focuser has nothing on the end, and as I roll the focuser further and further in, I approach focus, but can't reach it. I'm curious if something like this:
would solve the problem I'm having, or if it would have the opposite effect. I also have a simple 2x barlow that I got as a replacement for the weird glued on one, but it goes on the near (outer) side of the focuser. Would taking that out help at all? I would simply try that, but at the moment I can't find any of my other lenses (I just moved ).
I'm kind of clueless about some of the language surrounding this stuff (not for lack of trying, I promise), so please try to put things in simple terms where possible. Many thanks