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    As your gonna see from my problem I'm a newbie to the hobby, I've recently purchased a 2'' 35mm eyepiece for my 10'' SkyWatcher solid tube dob, from what I've read it can accept either 1.25'' & 2'' (the manual says the "pyrex" glass models come with a 2'', but mine didn't) but when I take out the 1.25'' adaptor the 2'' eyepiece is obviously too small!!! It slides all the way down, tried phoning local telescope shop he didn't know what I was talking about! Am I missing an adaptor or something!! Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks.

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    I know the newer models of SW dobs come with a 2 inch adapter. The focuser on my SW 10 needs either the 2" or the 1.25" to be inserted to use EPs.

    Here are a couple pics of the 2" adapter- not sure why it looks so dusty .


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    Thanks, I knew I was missing something!! Would anybody be able to show me where I can purchase one of these!! (wife's not gonna be impressed) Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudburystarwatcher View Post
    Thanks, I knew I was missing something!! Would anybody be able to show me where I can purchase one of these!! (wife's not gonna be impressed) Thanks again!
    Check with one of the CDN dealers - maybe they have something like this lying around in the misc box. It won't hurt.
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    Hey KingBee sorry to keep hassling, but do you think you can get me the specs on that adaptor I might be stuck building one cuz I can't seem to find one to buy as it is not a regular "for sale" item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudburystarwatcher View Post
    Hey KingBee sorry to keep hassling, but do you think you can get me the specs on that adaptor I might be stuck building one cuz I can't seem to find one to buy as it is not a regular "for sale" item.
    yeah...when i get back to work next week I'll take the calipers to it
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    all that I really need to know is the approx. length everything else I should have figured out!

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    Hi Sudbury ....There should be some available on the used market ....check here Astro Parts Outlet He has them near the bottom of the page in the eyepiece section for around 20-25 dollars ....
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    OK, now you've all got me thinking. Is this also true for Orion telescopes? I am about to purchase my first 2" EP for my XT 10, but I don't have any 2" adapters. I thought I could just remove the 1.25" adapter and stick the EP in????
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrkirkham View Post
    OK, now you've all got me thinking. Is this also true for Orion telescopes? I am about to purchase my first 2" EP for my XT 10, but I don't have any 2" adapters. I thought I could just remove the 1.25" adapter and stick the EP in????
    Hi Jr , Take the 1.25 adapter out and measure the opening in the focuser ...It should be 2 inches ....
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