[tas-list] Re: [Fwd: Telescope trip-up damage question]

  • From: Sam Hunt <samdhunt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tas-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 20:56:59 -0800

Hi. My name is Sam Hunt. I haven't joined TAS yet, but have been wanting to do this for a couple of years now.

I retired recently and plan to join very soon.

I am 66 years old and have been using and making telescopes for about 50 years. If the person with the non-working telescope can bring it to me in Auburn, I will look at it and maybe even fix it. If it's a Cass or SCT and is not broken, I can align it well enough to use again.
I've owned and restored several SCTs from 4" to 10".

Sam Hunt

On 1/28/2012 7:42 PM, mobile@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
I received this email about a non-functioning scope.  I asked for more
details on the scope, but it sounds like a Cassegrain of some sort to me.
I've only worked with Newtonians and refractors, do any of you have advice
for him?  I suggested he stop by a public night or meeting to see what it


---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: Telescope trip-up damage question
From:    "Ben Reecer"<ben.reecer@xxxxxxxxx>
Date:    Sat, January 28, 2012 6:44 pm
To:      webmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


My name is Ben Reecer.  I live out south of Graham. Thought you might be
able to help me with a bit of a problem.

We got a Meade telescope as a gift and at some point, I tripped over thee
tri-pod and cased the unit to the floor.

This seems to have knocked the mirror or something out of align so we
cannot see anything now.  I cannot find a model number but is is a shorter
barrel non-digital about 5 or 6 years old.

Is there someone you know of who can re-align it or do we have to send it
back to the manufacturer?  What would something like this cost?

If you can help me, it would be a kindness since I keep getting grief about
it.  If not, thank you anyway.


Ben Reecer

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