Replacement knurled ring for PST - Found!!!!

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Replacement knurled ring for PST - Found!!!!

Post by Merlin66 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:23 am

For any user of an older PST....
You have probably found the weakness in the tuning ring which is prone to splitting and cracking.
After many efforts (including Meade US) I finally had success!
Tasco Australia managed to import replacement rubber rings and for the princely sum of $10 delivered my PST looks as good as ever. :hamster:
If you need a replacement ring contact Adriano Massatani, at Tasco Australia, Sydney. (sales@tasco.com.au) and mention my name Ken Harrison.

(It may be possible to embarrass a local Meade distributor into doing the same for you....)
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Re: Replacement knurled ring for PST - Found!!!!

Post by Valery » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:51 am

Merlin66 wrote:
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:23 am
For any user of an older PST....
You have probably found the weakness in the tuning ring which is prone to splitting and cracking.
After many efforts (including Meade US) I finally had success!
Tasco Australia managed to import replacement rubber rings and for the princely sum of $10 delivered my PST looks as good as ever. :hamster:
If you need a replacement ring contact Adriano Massatani, at Tasco Australia, Sydney. (sales@tasco.com.au) and mention my name Ken Harrison.

(It may be possible to embarrass a local Meade distributor into doing the same for you....)
Thanks, Ken!

I believe that this will be horribly expensive to order it from Australia to Europe!


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Re: Replacement knurled ring for PST - Found!!!!

Post by Merlin66 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:58 am

Valery,
Use my experience to pressure your local Meade agent to do the same.
"Astronomical Spectroscopy - The Final Frontier" - to boldly go where few amateurs have gone before
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ast ... scopy/info
"Astronomical Spectroscopy for Amateurs" and
"Imaging Sunlight - using a digital spectroheliograph" - Springer

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Re: Replacement knurled ring for PST - Found!!!!

Post by Valery » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:18 pm

Ken,

We do not have any Meade dealer in my country. Only in Russia, where Meade dealer absolutely don't listen to amateurs.


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Largest full size 185 - 356mm Dielectric Energy Rejection Filters (D-ERF) by ARIES Instruments.

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