20 Most Recent Bushnell SkyTour 78-9960 (700 x 60mm) Telescope Questions & Answers


No -- just remember that your scope is only 60mm wide. This is almost the same size lens as a pair of 10x50mm binoculars. About the most usable magnification for any telescope is 50 times aperture. So your scope is probably around 120 power. Yes I know the box said 500 power or 675 power or some number that you can never achieve in that size telescope.

All objects in the sky are very small because they are very far away. It does not look like the PHOTOS taken by the Hubble Space telescope.

Read my tips on my profile page.

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Bushnell SkyTour... | Answered on Aug 17, 2016


Take the scope outside during the day time. Put the diagonal into the back of the scope, and then put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the diagonal. DO NOT US the 2 x barlow if you have one. Practice focusing on a distant object-- the moon should be your first target at night because it is large and easy to find.

Objects in the night sky are dim and tiny. Your scope must be pointed directly at them or you will not see anything.


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Bushnell SkyTour... | Answered on Aug 04, 2011


All of Bushnell's manuals are on this web site:

http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell-warranty.html

Look down the page for your telescope. The manual will NOT tell you how to use the telescope. It is only assembly instructions. Take the scope out in the day time and practice focusing on a distant object. DO NOT USE the 2x barlow if you have one. Just put the eyepiece with the LARGEST number written on it into the focuser. Turn the focus knob to the right and or left until you get a sharp image on a distant object during the day time.

Read my TIPS on my profile page.

Bushnell SkyTour... | Answered on Apr 22, 2011


It will NEVER keep time. You must re-enter the time, date each time you use it.

Bushnell SkyTour... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011


Bushnell Manuals are here:

http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell-warranty.html

Bushnell SkyTour... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011


Try focusing it towards the moon first(you wont miss it) then if you can mark that on your focusing knob(I taped mine with a masking tape).Then use your spotting or pointer scope(I'm sure most telescope comes with it, usually attached on top of the scope)to a faint object or if you have a star map you can locate to where mars is in the night you are observing.During daytime do focus it on an object you are familiar with on a not so far distance first then do it on a farther objects after that.

Bushnell SkyTour... | Answered on Oct 30, 2010


Do you have the manual? Most GOTO scopes have an alignment procedure that must be followed. For example_

Train the drives

Level the tripod

Set telescope into the "home" position

Align and center on two stars.

Here is the web site where you can find all the manuals and also get customer service.

http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell-warranty.html

Bushnell SkyTour... | Answered on Nov 30, 2009


The small squares are spacers between the lens elements. Most objectives have 2 parts, with one lens like() or (|. That is the one on the outside, with the outwardly curved side facing the object to view. The other lens goes behind it, making the stack look like: (object) --- ())| for the 2 lenses. Sorry, this page does not allow proper graphics, but I hope you get the idea.
Do not tighten the retaining ring too tight - just enough to hold in place. The lenses need a little space for thermal expansion.

Bushnell SkyTour... | Answered on Oct 17, 2009


You have posted this in the wrong topic

Bushnell SkyTour... | Answered on Jun 04, 2009


Your question is posted in the wrong topic--

Bushnell SkyTour... | Answered on Jun 04, 2009


I have a Bushnell Voyager with Sky Tour 79-9960 (or 9970...not sure which) and I have an instruction manual.
How do I use this telescope?!!! The directions that came with it...leave alot to be desired.

Bushnell SkyTour... | Answered on Apr 28, 2009


This is normal behavior for an astronomical telescope. There is no right-side-up in the sky, and turning the image around adds cost and reduces optical clarity. You can buy correct image finders and image-erecting diagonals, if you choose to do so, but in general to reduce the cost to the consumer they are manufactured without them.

Bushnell SkyTour... | Answered on Apr 08, 2009


Go to the website below and use the appropriate contact details and send them an e-mail with your question.

https://www.bushnellgolf.com/contact/

Bushnell Optics | Answered on Apr 26, 2019


Only Bushnell can answer this - contact them and enquire. There will almost certainly be a charge for this.

Bushnell Optics | Answered on Apr 18, 2019

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