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  1. Hi, I've recently received a pair of Bushnell 10x50 Legacy binoculars as a gift and while the image quality is generally very good, I've noticed an odd problem when looking at Venus or the Moon through the right eyepiece or through both the eyepieces together. In the case of Venus, there's a ray that emanates from it and goes at a certain, fixed angle. The ray moves in both directions depending on the movement of my binoculars and when I saw it the first time, I thought it was a shooting star. I tried rotating the binoculars and the ray's angle correspondingly moved with it; I looked at it through the right eyepiece but with my left eye this time but it was still the same. In the case of the Moon, it's a small white sphere that moves in a certain direction instead of a ray of light. Since this doesn't happen when I only look through the left eyepiece, I'm guessing there's a problem somewhere in the optics on the right-hand side of the binoculars. Could you please help me figure out what might be causing this issue and how I can rectify it (if at all possible)? Thank you for your help.
  2. Thanks for your reply. At first I thought I could tighten the nut on the tube wall but the stalk itself isn't rotating even a little bit - it's just the holder which is swiveling from one position (as shown in the first photo) to the one shown in the second photo (so it's not making a complete rotation otherwise I would have tried to tighten it that way). I tried checking if there was a nut on the holder which could fix its position relative to the stalk but there isn't. As far as I can tell, the only way to completely fix the position of the holder is to use steel epoxy to 'weld' it to the stalk but I don't want to do that on a brand new telescope
  3. Hi, I was trying to collimate my new Skywatcher Heritage 130P for the first time yesterday and after I got my secondary mirror centered under my focuser, I tried to use the three alignment screws to align it to the primary mirror. Each time I tried that, though, I realised that the secondary mirror would move with respect to the focuser. I tried to hold the secondary holder with my fingers to avoid any rotation but realised that the holder itself was swiveling on its stalk. I tried tightening up the central screw as well as the alignment screws but there's still a significant amount of play in the holder (as shown in the attached photographs) and it doesn't take more than a slight touch to change its position. Can you please let me know if I am making a mistake during the collimation or whether there's a problem with the telescope holder itself? I might be wrong but shouldn't the back of the holder, where the central screw's located, always be perpendicular to the plane of the open end of the tube? Thank you.
  4. Thanks, that's reassuring Yes, and I don't think it would significantly increase the manufacturing costs, tbh.
  5. Hi, I received a brand new Skywatcher Heritage 130p on Wednesday and, after taking off the dust cap, saw several small black spots on the primary mirror (please see the attached photo). I think it's most likely the black paint on the inside of the tube that's flaking because when I ran my finger over the internal surface of the tube, I saw a small piece of black paint on my fingertip. I had ordered the same model about 2 years ago from another online retailer and it had an even bigger black spot on the main mirror and I returned that one right away. Has anyone had similar experiences with the Skywatcher Heritage? It seems to be a flaw in the manufacturing process, as in, the way the inner surfaces are painted or the quality of the paint. Thanks.
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