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#1 wsuriano

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 06:25 AM

Anyone know how to collimate the 80mm APO?  Which screws are the collimation screws?  The instruction manual says nothing about the process.

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#2 Mark Sibole

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:01 AM

If I remember correctly the 80 mm APO has no adjustments.

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#3 wsuriano

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 11:49 AM

Mark:

Here's what Meade's own literature says about the 80mm ED APO:

ADJUSTABLE LENS CELL: Allows collimation of lenses if
necessary.

Mine was out of collimation, but no one seems to know how to collimate it so Meade had to take it back for repairs.  I would not have purchased the scope if I knew it could not be user collimated.  I've since talked to the folks at Explore Scientific and they assured me that their 80mm and 127mm scopes, which are based on the same design as the Meade versions, can be collimated.

Bill

#4 Mark Sibole

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 02:51 PM

If there are adjustments on the Meade they would be under the dew shield in the same place as the ES scopes.
I have never looked on mine to see how the dew shield comes off so Im not sure.

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Mark
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