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I purchased a Celestron Powerseeker 70EQ at a Goodwill thinking it was a great find for my first telescope. I get home and realize that it may be missing an eye piece. I'm unsure what else it is missing though. Where can I go to get the missing eye piece for this telescope? I don't know anything about telescopes so I'm not sure where to go or what else I will need or what else could be missing. I attached an image of it with what I think is missing.
I have just purchased a couple of these https://www.celestron.com/products/powertank-lithium-pro
The manual says that when the battery is powering something that the 4 red battery will blink in sequence to show that power is flowing. My units are fully charged up, yet when I use them the red lights don't blink in sequence. I just have 2 red static lights lit under the 4 red battery lights.
I have 2 of the smaller power tanks, the next model down, and the blue battery lights on those do blink in sequence when they are powering an object.
I have tested my new units and they do seem to be providing power. But, if you have one of these, could you confirm please that your red lights don't flash when powering something?
Thanks. It's just that the manual is very specfic about this. (I have double checked and the manual is specific to my new units) Still, it's a Celestron manual so maybe my expectations are too high
Celestron Focus Motor install problems and solutions for a CPC1100 (and likely other 11" & 14" OTAs, too.)By StarGazingSiouxsie
Celestron Focus Motor install problems on a CPC1100
I've read enough threads online to know I'm not the only person to encounter problems with installing the Celestron Focus Motor. Despite following the install instructions to the letter and watching a load of videos on how to do this, I could not get the motor work correctly with the screws for the mounting plate and motor mount installed anything other than loosely - which is obviously not right.
I read up on a lot of threads about this and it seems the basic problem is that the mounting plate supplied with the motor causes pressure to be put on the focus bearing and thereafter causes binding and locking up. People have come up with many solutions including installing washers / shims and, taking Celestron's Tech Support advice, to install the orginal focus mounting plate first and then the Focus Motor kit mounting on top. - and that's what I did.
Whether by luck or design, Cubble came with quite long screws in his original mounting plate so there was ample thread left to pass through both plates.
With both plates installed, all the screws can now be tightened down (snugged down, nothing OTT), including the 2 hex screws for the motor mount. Before, the screws had to be left loose just to allow the motor to turn and, believe me, I spent hours making sure everything was true and aligned correctly to try and solve this.
Anyway, that's what worked for me and I am happy that my motor is now working as intended. Celestron are a strange set up - they produce great scopes but some of their kit and accessories leaves a lot to be desired, from a R&D point of view.
I hope this may help someone else out down the line.
Hey there! So if you have a telescope as mentioned in the title, you probably noticed that the focus wheel stops working after a bit.
Well If you look under the focuser you can see a small metal piece with 4 screws on it. You need a Philips head screwdriver to unscrew these, WARNING there's a lot of superglue(which actually isn't needed at all) so wear gloves!after you've unscrewed
the metal piece a small black 2 ended piece should fall out. If it didn't fall, take it out. Now place your focusing wheels back without that small piece that fell out and screw everything back in.
The remaining black piece that fell out should probably be thrown away.
Now just don't focus out to the max and everything should work just fine!
I hope this helped(btw I'm new here so i might've butchered the terminology) *just let me know
Baader Hyperion Eyepieces
5mm - £70
10mm - £70
24mm - £70
Or all three for £190
I bought these over on ABS a while back, used them a couple of times, and have never touched them again, so selling for future upgrade points.
They seem like perfectly OK eyepieces, but the Baader and TV zooms are perfectly good for my portable viewing, and take up less space and weight.
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