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CZJ Micrometer problem

Started by Hootscoot, 10/28/2010 11:18AM
Posted 10/28/2010 11:18AM | Edited 10/28/2010 11:20AM Opening Post
I have a vintage Zeiss microscope micrometer.
Turning the knob moves a cursor accross the field laterally.
It was working fine, but now it can only be pushed to the Left; I cannot rack it back over to the right, in the field of view.
What's going on, and what is the best way to fix this? cwy

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Posted 10/31/2010 07:14AM #1
Hi John.

Baader Planetarium has a pretty good knowledge of Zeiss stuff. I had an AS 80/1200 OTA that developed a problem with its helical focuser. After exchaging some e-mails with Thomas Baader, I shipped them the focuser and they did a good job of fixing it (though not cheaply!). They might be able to help with your micrometer.

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John