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    I don't have that focuser but there may also be 1 or 2 setscrews (allen screws) located at the top of the focuser that you can tighten slightly. They would be nylon tipped and put pressure against the drawtube. If you could take some closeup pics of the focuser maybe we could help.
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    Default Re: Hello from east Texas.

    Quote Originally Posted by bikerdib View Post
    I don't have that focuser but there may also be 1 or 2 setscrews (allen screws) located at the top of the focuser that you can tighten slightly. They would be nylon tipped and put pressure against the drawtube. If you could take some closeup pics of the focuser maybe we could help.
    Thanks for the advice. The focuser seems to be working well now, but I am going to look into that adjustment for future reference.

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    Well, three weekends later and mother nature still isn't co-operating. Nothing but cloudy skies and sporadic rain for the past three weeks. It's spring in Texas. I almost got the scope out tonight because there were some breaks in the clouds, but I was too worried about getting rained on. I have a bunch of new equipment I haven't even been able to use yet. I ended up buying a whole new eyepiece collection. I bought the ES 82 deg. ep kit, 30, 18, 11, 6.7 new, and a used 24 from ebay. I also bought a new ES 2" 2x focal extender, and a 2" Baader semi-apo filter. Before I decided to "jump off the deep end" with the ES ep's the plan was to wait for now and just stick with the cheap stuff for a while, so I ordered some more Chinese ep's from ebay, the multi-branded 6 & 9mm 66 deg. to match the 20mm that I already have and have been happy with, and the F16 UWA 80 degree, which looks nice, I hope the views match the appearance. But, then I found that used 24mm ES on ebay. I've read quite a bit about them, and once I got that in my hands there was no turning back. I ordered the set the next day. Having invested all this money in ep's I didn't think my lightweight Orion ep case was really up to the task of keeping them safe and protected, so I ordered a nice heavy-duty Condition1 hard case. I also bought a 10'x10' heavy-duty welding blanket to use a ground cover under the scope.


    So here I sit, with all this cool new stuff, and nothing but clouds in the sky!
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    Default Re: Hello from east Texas.

    Hi Justin,

    Sounds like you have "situation normal" for a new scope! I have been buying some eyepieces lately, so maybe I can draw some of the clouds away from you.
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    Default Re: Hello from east Texas.

    I noticed a theme here with the avatars, so I decided to join in. That's my little girl Storm. I sometimes call her Burya, that's her Russian name, she's a Blue Russian.
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