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    Default Meade 2" eyepiece holder??



    Hi folks, my Meade has a 2" focusing tube and came with 0.965 & 1.25" adaptors, but i would like to get my hands on a 2" lens at some point to try, the only thing is i cannot seem to find a 2" holder.

    The top of the tube has a thread on it so i need something similar to the other reducers that screws on, but one that doesn't reduce the size but simply screws on to the thread and has a locking screw to hold a 2" eyepiece in place, I keep on searching but not finding anything but i'm sure there must be some out there, maybe they have a name i don't know??

    I hope i make sense....it made sense in my head hi hi....so that's a kind of non reducing reducer for a 2" tube and a 2" lens....as per the 1.25"....but bigger....oy vey!

    If any of you folks could point me in the right direction i'd be obliged

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    Default Re: Meade 2" eyepiece holder??

    Your question has been on the forum for over two hours with no responses. I think that most are as confused as I am. Could you please put up a picture, or tell us what model Meade you have. I just can't wrap my head around the problem.

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    Default Re: Meade 2" eyepiece holder??

    Welcome to the forum.

    It is really going to depend on what model of telescope you have. There are plenty of 1.25 to 2" adapters, but I have never seen a .965 to 2" adapter. That's assuming I have even read the original question correctly.
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    Default Re: Meade 2" eyepiece holder??

    The 2" eyepiece should drop right into the diagonal/ focusing tube with no adapters. The adapters for the 0.965 and 1.25 adapters are used on the smaller eyepieces to center and fill the space in the 2" opening. For example i have a 2" diagonal on my scope. If i use my 1.25" eyepieces i have to put the adapter ring in it so it doesnt fall into the diagonal. The 2" eyepiece slides right in and is seated without the need for an adapter. I hope thats an explanation you are looking for- if not- im with John; pleade rephrase your question a bit so we can picture what you mean.
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    Default Re: Meade 2" eyepiece holder??

    I think you may have nailed the answer Crawdaddyjc. The question makes sense after reading your reply. I thought he was trying to go up from .965, but now I see he was starting from the other end. A 2" should definitely drop right in.
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    Default Re: Meade 2" eyepiece holder??

    Is this the Meade 4504?

    If so, folk might want the link to the manual for that: http://www.meade.com/manuals/Telesco...ctors/4504.pdf

    I find it interesting that it appears to have been intended for use with 0.965 inch eyepieces.

    I think I understand what is desired and I do not know where to obtain that item. I suppose you could have something machined for you?

    I admit to a little befuddlement, however:
    1. I did not think that they would have put a 2 inch focusing tube on a scope intended for use with .965 inch eyepieces?
    2. Why do you want to use a 2 inch eyepiece with that instrument? I suppose that if you are fairly young that you might be able to benefit from a 40-50mm eyepiece, but I'm really not sure it would be worth the expense or the added weight which you are going to have to balance. And you may even have trouble reaching focus. With my XT8 (which was designed with 2 inch eyepieces in mind) I still have to pull my 100 degree Explore Scientific eyepieces partway out of the tube in order to achieve focus. You could go through a lot of bother and discover that you still can't make much use of the 2 incher without further mods.

    But if you will have fun trying (and maybe succeeding?), have at it!
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    Default Re: Meade 2" eyepiece holder??

    I've done a bit more researching and apparently there have been 2 inch eyepiece adapters (also called eyepiece holders) used for that telescope. I have not been able to locate a source for that item.

    If you go to this page: Weasner's Meade DS Models User Feedback you'll find an image of what I think is desired. I don't know if that is very helpful if you cannot source one - but hopefully someone else will be better at finding one than I have been.

    The best I've been able to do is to suggest you go to this page: http://astronomy-mall.com/astro.parts.outlet/list.htm and look for 2" eyepiece adapter ring for Meade/Parks Call the guy and tell him what you are looking for - I understand he is quite a resource and very knowledgeable. Even if we can't find it - he may have one on hand or know where you can get one.
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    Default Re: Meade 2" eyepiece holder??

    Yes really sorry about the confusion with my description, but yes olecuss & crawdaddyyjc you are spot on, story-ds-part.jpg
    As some have said you can just drop the lens into the 2" tube, but i'd be happier with some kind of locking collar, so i'll try dropping that guy a line.

    I knew what i wanted but i didn't know what it was called so sorry if i sounded demented hi hi

 

 

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