Flintstone Stargazing

July 14, 2008

Telescope Damage Recap

Filed under: Equipment, Observation Journal — Tags: , — Ed @ 8:24 pm

Telescope Damage: Focuser

I’d been meaning to put up pictures of the damage that my telescopes incurred when they fell of my mount a week or so ago. Here’s the focuser of the refractor which snapped. I believe it took the brunt of the fall and sacrificed itself for my bigger scope.

Mirror Cell
The dent on the mirror cell

This was the most serious damage to the main scope – a dent on the mirror cell. The mirror itself was fine.

Finder Scope
The sheared adjustment screw on the finder scope

The finder scope screw that was sheared off will be easy to replace.

Overall, it could have been much, much worse and I’m thankful I’m not having to buy a new telescope.


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