Grassblade Posted April 8, 2017 Share Posted April 8, 2017 Hi Guys, (Struggling with the forums now and where to post stuff)....hey ho. Hi everyone, 'hoping some of you can help 'cos I'm losing the will etc... I have, a Celestron 130 Astromaster non driven. A Baader 8-24 zoom plus Barlow, the nasty 10 that came with it, the erecting ep ( which isn't that awful) and a Cheshire. I have struggled with this weaponry for the last week. I shall begin. The fist casualty was the RDF....utter pants...the finder itself was, for a cheapo, quite 'acceptable' but the 'dovetail' mount was rubbish. It was never going to align...ever. The Telrad arrived. Spanking. Problem solved. The eq mount and I have had words, but we're getting along better now....more like working relationship than lust, but we'll carry on for now. (The CG4 might look like my type of gal however)! sssh don't tell it! BUT NOT IF... One; I cannot resolve the appearance of the secondary/ spider, if it doesn't stop wrecking the central focus in the ep I'm going to kill it! Bobbing around like a fly that doesn't know good sense until it gets swatted! I wear specs...Guys, have I dropped a huge one and I'm never going to get on with a Newt no matter what'...? Two; Now this was the last straw. Last night while I struggled, up came the big fella. Uncle Jupitus. I thought "this might be worth a look". I saw.....A LOUSY BRIGHT SPOT and four little spots! All combinations any ep all focal lengths I could lay my hands on (back in the house...I was frantic)....nothing. Browsing revealed I should have seen that much with BINOs! I think we're collimated, the Cheshire reckons so and so does the out of focus star test attempt. What am I doing wrong! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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