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steve k

Skymax 127mm Needs Collimation.. can anyone help ?

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Tried to collimate my skymax 127mm for the first time as seemed a bit out... schoolboy error as loosened screw and now the mirror has slipped !! Don't want to make matters worse by any further tinkering so if anyone in the Essex area is able to carry out this work at a sensible cost would be very much appreciated. I will deliver and collect OTA..

many thanks in advance if anyone could help..

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This looks like a useful video, worthy of a watch!

 

 

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The Meade ETX 90/105/125 have a similar arrangement, but you have to remove the ABS plastic back to access the collimation screws.

For all things 'ETX' related, look here --->http://www.weasner.com/etx/menu.html

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4 hours ago, steve k said:

Tried to collimate my skymax 127mm for the first time as seemed a bit out... schoolboy error as loosened screw and now the mirror has slipped !! Don't want to make matters worse by any further tinkering so if anyone in the Essex area is able to carry out this work at a sensible cost would be very much appreciated. I will deliver and collect OTA..

many thanks in advance if anyone could help..

You could try Steve Collingwood @ https://sctelescopes.com/ - highly recommended. :icon_salut:

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5 hours ago, steve k said:

Tried to collimate my skymax 127mm for the first time as seemed a bit out... schoolboy error as loosened screw and now the mirror has slipped !! Don't want to make matters worse by any further tinkering so if anyone in the Essex area is able to carry out this work at a sensible cost would be very much appreciated. I will deliver and collect OTA..

many thanks in advance if anyone could help..

Hello Steve,

Located in Dunmow. Familiar with collimating Maks ( Intes MK67), so willing to help if you get stuck. 

Bill

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Thank you everyone who has offered help and links to tutorials.. all very much appreciated especially Bill who is undertaking fixing my mess up !!

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