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    Question Celestron 130 aligning problems



    I have a Celestron AstroMaster 130 telescope with a laser scope aligner. When I tried to align this telescope I discovered that the laser needs to move down about 5 degrees, but it was positioned as far down as it could be (the scope couldn't be adjusted down further). I cannot properly align my telescope due to this problem, and it is very difficult to look for objects. I have taken off and reattached the laser scope just in case it was initially attached improperly, but that didn't help the problem.

    Are there any common solutions to this problem? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Celestron 130 aligning problems

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    Default Re: Celestron 130 aligning problems

    I had the same issue with the same RDF.

    What I did was to put a screw on the back side of it and tilt the whole thing down phisically. Now it is not leveled with its bed but it is secure and 100% aligned. Worked like a charm.

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    Default Re: Celestron 130 aligning problems

    That's a great idea! I'll try that. thanks

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    Default Re: Celestron 130 aligning problems

    I do have one question actually, I looked at your screenshot and I'm curious about where exactly you placed the screw? I tried gently lodging a screw in between the scope mount and telescope near the back, but I couldn't get that to work. Thanks again

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    Default Re: Celestron 130 aligning problems

    Quote Originally Posted by nglasgo13 View Post
    I do have one question actually, I looked at your screenshot and I'm curious about where exactly you placed the screw? I tried gently lodging a screw in between the scope mount and telescope near the back, but I couldn't get that to work. Thanks again
    I've taken some pictures, maybe it will be easier to understand with them:

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    Default Re: Celestron 130 aligning problems

    Thank you!

 

 

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