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Old Meade Reflector Repair

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Posted by Jayme Blaschke on March 7, 2008 16:02:45 UTC

I have an old Meade 6" reflector that's at least 30 years old. During a move a while back, one of the screw/nut fasteners that holds the secondary mirror spider assembly to the tube snapped off (long story). The secondary mirror is now unstable, obviously. Here's a link to an image of the part I'm talking about:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3044/2316884938_30259a20fd_o.jpg

And here's the scope itself for reference:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3147/2316885064_3c371fac13_o.jpg

Is there any online supplier for these obscure parts? I tried my closest Meade dealer/service rep (in San Antonio) and they looked at me with a baffled look and suggested I try Home Depot. The Meade website was not much help, either, and my email queries have met with silence. Any suggestions (other than "Home Depot") would be greatly appreciated!

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