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Tech issues

Postby keithedge85 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:31 am

Hello! First of all I am new to this, so please be patient with me. I have an 8 inch sky watcher reflector (my first scope) and an adjustable eyepiece. Recently, the weight of the eyepiece I use seems to have a drastic effect on the focusing unit (the focuser?) there is a screw at the base of the focuser, which holds it in place while focused, however, when I loosen the screw by the smallest amount,, the focuser seems to sink into the scope and "zooming out" does nothing?? Are there any quick fixes for this? Or do I need to buy a new, more efficient, focuser for my scope??. Help needed!
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Re: Tech issues

Postby dave.b » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:57 am

Hmmm, that doesn't sound very good. Just to be clear, zooming only zooms and doesn't focus. It sounds as though then tension between the freedom to move the focusor and gravity not moving it for you is out of balance. Maybe what you take to be a lock screw is the means to tension it? The viscosity of the grease in the mechanism also plays a part in this.

Hope this helps.
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