Marmot Posted May 27, 2021 Share Posted May 27, 2021 (edited) I recently acquired an old eyepiece that the previous owner had no use for. A revelation 32mm plossl. It was of an unknown age and had seen better days: The rubber eyecup was missing as was the central knurled plastic/rubber ring to assist handling and there were some spots on the lens, although I guessed (hoped) they were only dust. I had a skywatcher ‘super 10’ that had come with my scope and that I didn’t use: I removed the rubber eyepiece and found it to be a perfect fit together with the plastic cap to cover the same. (I assume that many of them are fairly generic). I then then cut a piece of old cycle inner tube to give me a rubber ring of the correct size to sit in the slight depression left by the missing knurled ring. The inner tube rubber, being very elastic, gives a nice firm fit over the eyepiece holding itself in place. I also found that it was a perfect thickness, being virtually flush with the plastic of the eyepiece but giving a nice ‘grippy’ central band. A light clean of the lens to remove dust and it came up perfect without any blemishes etc. it looks like I have a new (upcycled) ‘finder piece’ Edited May 27, 2021 by Marmot Add picture. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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