A while back we disassembled the Meade 2045 so we could use it on the Celestron CG-5 GoTo mount. Recently, we acquired a Nexstar 6" OTA (more about it later) for the CG-5 mount, so we thought it was time to put the Meade back together.
The great thing about the Meade 2045 is that it was designed as a spotting scope, so taking it apart and putting it back together was a simple process. Just four screws and we were back in business.
It will be nice to have a "grab-n-go" scope in our collection. We are going to give the scope a thorough check-up to make sure the alignment is good, as this is the telescope we'll be taking with us to the Cape on Columbus Day weekend.
Over the next few days, we'll be checking out a few potential upgrades for the Meade. That is the fun thing about telescopes, no matter how old a scope is, there is always some new piece of gear one could get to make it perform just a little better. [Permalink] - Remounting the Meade 2045