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Missing eye piece part?

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Am I missing a part on the lens holder?
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First off, welcome to TSS. Glad you joined us.

Yes, it appears you are missing an important piece.

It looks like you need one of these.
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Try Scopestuff (https://www.scopestuff.com/) or Telescope Warehouse (https://telescope-warehouse.com/)

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Hi rdparo and welcome to TSS! JT is right; you are missing a piece. This is what you need:

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It screws into the top of the focuser and holds in the eyepiece.

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The eyepieces for these are .965" in size. Nothing overly wrong with that, but you might be better off with a 1.25" focuser for a better quality/selection of eyepices. As JT mentioned, Scopestuff or Telescope Warehouse might be your best bet for that too.

If you really want, I have a few of these kicking around I don't need; for the price of postage you'd be good to go with what you have :D

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Thank you all so much. My telescope is an Orion starblast 4.5 eq. I’m not finding one of those anywhere. If you find one please let me know. Thanks.
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JayTee mentions Telescope Warehouse. You might be better off just replacing the whole focuser. I'd call these folks and talk to them. Here's the web page on focusers:
https://telescope-warehouse.com/shop/ol ... s/focusers
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I'm pretty sure, at least according to Orion's website, that the StarBlast EQ45 came stock with a 1.25" focuser, not .965"

https://www.telescope.com/Orion-StarBla ... 116895.uts

Reaching out to Orion might be your best bet for a replacement part.
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AstroBee wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 2:47 am ...

Reaching out to Orion might be your best bet for a replacement part.

Unless you are the original purchaser Orion does not sell parts.
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gregl wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:55 am
AstroBee wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 2:47 am ...

Reaching out to Orion might be your best bet for a replacement part.

Unless you are the original purchaser Orion does not sell parts.
Well that's a lame business model.
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AstroBee wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 4:14 pm
gregl wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:55 am
AstroBee wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 2:47 am ...

Reaching out to Orion might be your best bet for a replacement part.

Unless you are the original purchaser Orion does not sell parts.
Well that's a lame business model.

While I agree that there should be a way to provide parts, they have an explanation for this on their website. Scroll down to the subhead, "Why do we do this?" https://www.telescope.com/Product-Support/com/191.uts
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I'll repeat what I wrote above: Call Telescope Warehouse and Scope Stuff. Don't mess with email and websites. You'll be able to talk back and forth and find a solution. If that doesn't work, then I'd call Explore Scientific or High Point Scientific. I do see some replacement reflector focusers out there for about fifty bucks*, which might be the most effective solution — I'm not to keen on the condition of yours as I see it in the photo. When buying a focuser confirm with the seller that it will place the eyepiece in the proper position to match the focal point of the telescope.
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*Here's one. I'd contact the seller to be sure it will work with your scope: https://www.ebay.com/itm/144897011482?c ... a841e2f0a7

Here's another. While the title says it will fit from 4.5 to 10-inch reflectors, the description says 6 to 10-inch, so I'd want to contact the seller. https://www.ebay.com/itm/186338151306?c ... 05738c6924
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gregl wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:22 pm
AstroBee wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 4:14 pm Well that's a lame business model.
While I agree that there should be a way to provide parts, they have an explanation for this on their website. Scroll down to the subhead, "Why do we do this?" https://www.telescope.com/Product-Support/com/191.uts
First, Greg, I'm not lashing out at you, just expressing my opinion on Orion's policy.
I still think it's a lame business model. Their reasoning makes no sense if you think about it. Person A buys a scope from them, ok, then he needs a replacement part. No problem, we are glad to help you.
Person A sells that scope to Person B and now Person B needs the same replacement part. Sorry, can't help you.
It's not like they need to hold on to that part, waiting for Person A to call and ask for it, he's already sold the scope to Person B.
That business model just forces Person B to come here looking for help and maybe as you mentioned, Telescope Warehouse can help them with the part. But if they can't, the Orion product goes in the trash and they quite possibly loose a customer for life.
It's not like Person B is asking for free warranty work, I'm sure our OP is willing to pay for the part.

Hoping Telescope Warehouse can help the OP.
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And just to add to that, several years ago I bought a Explore Scientific ED127 from a friend that had it for several years. It was badly collimated when I bought it. I was unsure how to do it myself and so I reached out to Explore Scientific. They were more than happy to take care of it. All I had to do was pay shipping. And that scope went on for several years to be a star at our club's public star parties. That's the difference in two company's customer support.
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If you are going for a new focuser and you're on a budget, here is one that may fit your needs.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/225744703671?_ ... RMN29BG0TC

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