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Started by Peter Glus, 12/01/2006 10:14AM
Posted 12/01/2006 10:14AM Opening Post
Im a SCT guy, and wanted a Orion Short Tube for a finder...there was an add on AM for two short tubes (w/o focusers) for 160, so I jumped at it. Seller was getting rid of belongings from a deceased brother. Opened the box, and SURPRISE. Good news is that are (I think) Vixen (Orion) 102ED f/6.5 scopes! Bad news is that one had a smashed lense (like totally smashed up in fragments and falling out) and the other had what appears to be a large imperfection with scratches radiating from it. So, I took the scratched one carefully apart and the smudge / scratches were on the inside of the front lense of the doublet. It also happens to be that the "smashed" one had the back end of the doublet smashed and the front end in apparantly good condition. Can I put them together? If not, any advice on who can repair or examine these for a "tune-up"?

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Posted 12/01/2006 10:15AM | Edited 12/01/2006 10:16AM #1
Also, any advice on what kind of focuser to buy? I intend to use this for visual, but maybe someday photography. Here's the pic of the smashed one...

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Posted 12/01/2006 11:27AM #2

Why not? You have nothing to loose.

good luck,