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About brickman7

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  1. Alan64, that info is great and I will make a point to replace those screws! But right now, if I can replace those and get this lined up, I may wait on the nylon washer and save that for a future upgrade. I just don't feel I can tackle removing the spider right now. Thank You!
  2. My scope is a Celestron Astromaster 130 EQ. I had to center the primary myself and I handled that fairly easy. That made me feel confident in aligning the secondary mirror but the center screw and the tilting screws were not very deep in the fitting because I didn't turn the center screw but less than two revolutions. That thought makes me uneasy. I'm worried that my scope might be a dude from the get-go! See, I have never seen the sky through my scope. Since I got it, our weather in south Louisiana has been raining or cloudy. Also, we have rampant West Nile virus all over the area from the damn mosquitos and it's killing people. I'm fairly patient due to being an old fart so I have just been waiting. This next week starts my viewing windows due to the cold fronts moving down finally! I have to gets my mess straightened out soon! Again, thanks all!
  3. Thanks for all the information from all. I knew you guys would come thru for me. Again THANKS!
  4. I am new to a telescope and my scope was off at least half an in two directions. So, I loosened the center screw of the spider and the whole dang thing just dropped down, loose!!! It actually rotated down also. So, I reached in and held to mirror back up and tightened the screw slightly tight. Now, I look through the focuser and the spider is off center. The question I need answering ( that I can not find the answer on any video ) is when I look through the focuser without an eyepiece in, what should I see? I'm thinking that I should see is the cross of the spider, my eyeball, and the ring of the primary center, all centered. Am I correct? Do you understand what I'm saying? No matter what I try, all I can get centered is my eyeball and the primary ring, centered! I am lost and confuses as crap. Please help!!
  5. Search ebay, they do have just about any usb adapter under the sun.....both chinese and US products too!
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