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Broken part the fixing of the telescope to tripod has snapped. is it possible to get a replacement part

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Broken part the fixing of the telescope to tripod has snapped. is it possible to get a replacement part

Gennerally no. Most mounts are now made in Asia and there is no parts support. I and and few others ( cannibalize used stuff for parts, but that's about it. HTH, Geo.
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We were given an EDU Science telescope and tripod (no case). We don't know if it is working or if it has all the parts. The telescope looks like the link below, but the smaller tube attachment (see the large image front lower right) is missing. All we have is the tripod and the main large tube. The text on the telescope says: Coated Optics DIA-76mm F=800mm When we look inside the telescope (large tube) we see a mirror at the bottom. Near the top inside are the three metal bars with the device in the middle with three screws. I think we are missing the eye piece. I can send pictures if that would help. Our goal is to get it to work without having to buy all new parts. Thanks Jerry Pickett

The bit you are missing is the finder scope, which is a small low-power scope that is used to line up the main scope on an object that you want to view. Without this it can be quite hard to get the scope pointed at anything, as the field of view is quite limited, and more so at higher powers. It can be quite expensive to buy useful eyepieces for a scope, but they are readily available if the eyepiece mount tube is 1.25 inch inside diameter. The eyepieces that originally came with this scope probably were not very good, and in fact this scope is not up to much. It is rather small for a reflector at three inches diameter. You certainly won't be able to use it at the advertised 600 power, or even at 200. It has neither the resolution nor the light gathering ability with that small an aperture.I would recommend that you explore the web page at THIS LINK for a lot of good advice about first telescopes, before you spend any money.
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I have a broken elevation spindle, the little aluminum casting that passes through the plastic driven gear and ultimately ends in 4 tapped holes that the sleeve bolts to that holds the optical tube. We tried to repair this with JB Weld Epoxy, and it held for one night, but it broke again when moving the scope. Is a replacement spindle casting available from any source? Although I am an engineer, and if money were no object, I could probably reverse engineer this part, produce a blueprint from many careful measurements, go to a foundry, and have a new one cast (or drop forged) in stainless steel, it would cost many times more than the telescope itself, and for that price I could just get a much bigger scope with a far more rugged mount. The original damage happened when the motorized mount was in a duffel bag that someone knocked off the tailgate of a pickup. It fell about 3 feet and impacted on hard rocky terrain. Visually it appeared to be undamaged until the weight of the tube was applied, then it was obvious something had broken. I have some pictures of the part and exactly where it goes if it has a different name than what I described. So i need a good part number for this part, a valid address and price and delivery information to order one from. If someone has built an aftermarket one from something like stainless steel or similar stronger material, so much the better, as it might also stiffen the scope and reduce vibration and oscillation when one bumps the eyepiece while observing.

Meade "MAY" sell you the part? Usually they want you to send the scope back. Call customer service: is also a problem on the ETX model scopes. There are some ingenious fixes posted on the Mighty ETX web site.Here: Bassically bolts, washers and nuts.Search the web site for Broken DEC knob.
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Bushnell voyager AN-78-9565

Not worth repairing-- a new focuser for your telescope would cost as much or more than the telescope-- unless you can find a discarded telescope of the same model..... for parts.
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The focuser on my Meade DS-70 telescope is broken, the problem is the rack part of the rack and pinion is missing several teeth in two sections. The rack appears to be part of the inner tube, so replacing the rack does not appear to be possible. One fix I was thinking of was a typical bar/pipe clamp except there are a 2nd and 3rd set of clamps in place where the pads would normally go. I could then clamp the 2nd & 3rd clamps to the inner & outer tube and then use the main clamp to adjust focus. However I can't seem to find anything like this online.

You can return this to Maede for repairs-- or they might sell you the parts.Call them here:
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Telescope manual I need a manual for a C-Star Stratus Newtoniun reflective telescope. I can't contact the website. A download would be great. I think I need a few parts, if its possible to get a parts list/oreder form as well.

Probably not, BUT any well stocked hardware store should be able to supply almost any common bolt or screw.This is a quit common reflector telescope. They all go together in a very similar fashion. Meade maintains a web site with all of their manuals which even include hints on how to use the telescope.Look under the header 4.5" REFLECTOR for one that is similar to your telescope here: slightly down the page to the right:
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Internal replacement parts

Try a local machine shop---
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Vivitar telescope the small box that connects the telescope to the tripod is broken. how can I get a replacement part?

You probably cannot get replacement parts for that telescope. Your next best bet is a well stocked hardware store-- for some hardware to repair the tripod.
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Gears will not hold telescope

This is a common problem in the DS series. The altitude slewing mechanism has a design flaw that will cause the jack screw to back off of the axis gear, and get the screw caught on the internal body of the mount. It also tends to crush the jack screw against the motor spindle.Meade does not sell replacement parts. You'll have to send the mount to them to have it repaired.
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Meade LX90 8" SCT I am having trouble getting a firm fixing of the scope to the tripod. I may have cross threaded the fixing. I notice that the fixing at the bottom of the yolk is secured by several Allen screws. Can these be safely removed to take off the base unit or will it disturb other parts?

You may need to add one or two small washers to the central screw to tighten things up a bit. A "C" clip holds the big screw on the tripod. If you break it any hardware store can supply a replacement for less than $1.00.
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