I have bought a older Meade DS-10A Scope last month for $300. It came with a 32mm and a 6.4mm Meade 4000 eyepiecs. Also the original 25mm K eyepiece was included.
Any tips on collimation of these old fast scopes? I am VERY new to astronomy. I have no collimation tools. Still trying to find my way around. I am having problems getting the 6.4mm eyepiece to focus. It seems to work best if I focus the 32mm and then pop in the 6.4. I can if look just right make out 2 bands on Jupiter with it.
With the 6.4mm eyepieces Jupiter only stays in view for about 7 seconds. Thats with the RA motor on and working. The scope seems to be balanced and I have my polar adjustment set to 48 degrees for my latitude. And pointed as best as I can get to Polaris.
Any tips on getting it better aligned?
Also have a pair of Celestron fully multi coated 10x50 binos which I have founds lots with in the last few weeks.