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    Default Meade DS-16 GEM owners manual



    Can anyone help me find information on rebuilding a DS-16, circa 1980, GEM? It is a 250 lb behemoth used on their 16 inch reflectors of that era. I recently purchased it as a used piece of equipment. I am starting to tear it down and want to make sure I am not damaging anything internally while taking old rusty parts off. The 1 1/2 inch shafts have a lot of rust, I want to remove them, clean them up, and have them plated, or oxide coated. Can anyone either point me in the right direction on the net, or scan a service manual for me? Thanks to all!

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    Default Re: Meade DS-16 GEM owners manual

    Just want revise my needs: I would love to have a blown apart drawing of this mount, or digital images of the mount if anyone has taken one apart and wishes to share the information. I did find the original owners manuals of the complete scope with mount and it labels each part of the assembled scope and mount but not in an exploded manner to show how parts are possibly taken apart.

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    Question Re: Meade DS-16 GEM owners manual

    Quote Originally Posted by Olsonsview View Post
    Just want revise my needs: I would love to have a blown apart drawing of this mount, or digital images of the mount if anyone has taken one apart and wishes to share the information. I did find the original owners manuals of the complete scope with mount and it labels each part of the assembled scope and mount but not in an exploded manner to show how parts are possibly taken apart.
    Hello, I am wondering where you found the original owners manual for this complete telescope? I am looking at purchasing one from 1982, through craigslist and The owner does not have the manual I would really like to find a copy digitally or otherwise if you could help me please thank you.

 

 

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