Last updated: 27 December 2008

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Subject:	Re: broken autostar mount
Sent:	Saturday, December 27, 2008 09:20:43
From:	Joshua Friedberg (joshuaef@mac.com)
william vorce at telescope warehouse is going to take care of it. 
thanks for the referral,


Subject:	focus problems
Sent:	Friday, December 26, 2008 17:11:24
From:	frank (frank13@bellsouth.net)
I got a new meade 2114 and in the daylight it works good but at night
when i focus in to anything i get the vaves and secondary mirror in the
foreground? Is my telescope bad? Help
Mike here: I suspect you are making a common new-user mistake. When you turn the focus knob you want to MINIMIZE the size the object, NOT make it LARGER. Aim the telescope at a bright star and focus until the star is basically a pinpoint of light.
Subject:	broken autostar mount
Sent:	Tuesday, December 23, 2008 14:24:56
From:	Joshua Friedberg (joshuaef@mac.com)
i came across your website searching for info on a broken autostar

i purchased a meade ds-2090 off ebay specifically for the mount, but the
az motor doesn't work.  i took it apart, every appears to be in working
order, the motor runs, but the worm drive doesn't seem to contact the
drive gear mounted in the bottom of the base.  if you can suggest any
resources to get this repaired (meade no longer services the unit), or
even just have internal pictures of a working unit that i could compare
against that would be a huge help.  thanks for your time, happy

josh friedberg
Mike here: I don't have a DS telescope so can't help directly. If you want to try to get a replacement part, try Telescope Warehouse (link on the Astronomy Links page).


thanks for the quick response!


Subject:	Question
Sent:	Saturday, December 20, 2008 04:40:51
From:	Vivian Doublestein (vdoublestein@mafa.net)
I don' know if you can answer this question or not, but my husband has a
Meade 114EQDH telescope and would like to find a tracking module for
that telescope. Is there such a thing, and if so where might I find it?
I was looking at your Auto Star page and am not even sure if that's what
I'm looking for. Any information you could give me would be most

Thank you.


Vivian Doublestein
Mike here: First, as noted on my ETX Site Home Page: "Read the Email Etiquette page BEFORE sending email or your message may be deleted UNREAD as SPAM and possibly returned to you as "undeliverable"." Your email was rejected as SPAM and deleted UNREAD due to the ambiguous and SPAM-like Subject line. But I accidently discovered it in my TRASH folder. So, please read the Email Etiquette item. Thanks for understanding.
As to adding an AutoStar to your telescope, see the article "AutoStar Models & Telescope Model" on the Helpful Information: AutoStar Info page.


Sorry, I never saw the e-mail etiquette section on the page I was
directed to from E-bay. I'll try to find this article on your site.
Thanks for your help. I appreciate it.
Mike here: eBay directed you to a specific page on my ETX Site? Which page?


Yes, wow.... I"m not sure what the actual page was. I was on E-bay
looking for the tracking modules and saw the Autostar device. When I
clicked on it, it brought me to your page...well I'm not even sure if it
WAS your page, but it had a listing of all related items and then your
e-mail address for more questions. I think that's why I never saw the
information you referred to. What is your actual site? Then I can go
there and find the article you mentioned in your previous e-mail.


Mike here: The ETX Site (in my email signature) is http://www.weasner.com/etx.
Subject:	Meade DS-90 Help?
Sent:	Wednesday, December 3, 2008 17:58:06
From:	Kevin F. Butler (kfbutler@cox.net)
I have a Meade DS-90 telescope and unfortunately the upper locking ring
released when I took the dust cover off and the two large lenses fell
out.  I've tried putting them back but obviously don't have them in the
correct order or alignment as I get nothing but a blur when I look
through the scope.  I called Meade and was told they no longer carry the
spec sheets for the DS90 model and recommended I try online forums to
find the spec sheets or someone who could assist me to put the large
lenses back in the correct order and alignment.  Can anyone please help?
Mike here: I don't have a DS-90 so can't help directly. Hopefully someone will respond.

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