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Mounting bracket vivitar 50x/100x refractor telescope, the screw on the tripod will not screw all the way into the mounting bracket on the telescope. there is a plastic part behind the metal threaded ;insert that is just a little smaller than the screw and needs to be tapped. what is the screw size? mark

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Added a spacer made from a truck inner tube. the screw from the tripod still has 2 full threads threading into the bracket on the telescope.

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Vivitar Telescope


Hi,

The only solution to get the part is to contact on their Main support number-805 988-0463

Jun 23, 2008 | Vivitar (1607225) Telescope

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My daughter recieved a telescope 50x/100x w/ tripod for christmas and we are unable to see anything out of it? Not to mention that one of the focus lens did not come with a cap.


This is considered a toy telescope. Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser-- DO NOT USE the 2x barlow if you have one. Practice focusing on a distant object during the day time.

Read my tips on my profile page

Dec 26, 2010 | Vivitar (1607225) Telescope

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We have a Vivitar 50x/100x Refractor Telescope. I can't find the eye pieces. Any ideas on where to find them online? Most of the comments/reivews I've read say it's not a good telescope...


Commonly available astronomical telescope eyepieces are 1.25 inches in outside diameter. If the eyepiece tube on your scope is that dimension (inside diameter) then you will have no trouble finding lots of them in various focal lengths on Amazon or eBay. However, there are lots of "toy" telescopes that use proprietary eyepieces of smaller sizes, and these would be harder to get hold of.

Nov 21, 2010 | Vivitar (1607225) Telescope

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I have a Vivitar 50x/100x telescope. One of the


No replacement parts available for that telescope. Suggest you take the tripod to a well stocked hard ware store and see if they have any screws, bolts, or clamps that would repair the tripod.

You can buy another photo tripod of course.

Oct 23, 2009 | Vivitar Optics

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Missing eyepiece.


You can buy an eyepiece from 1000 different retailers-- just get the correct SIZE usually 1.25 inch BUT many of these smaller scopes have .965 eyepieces-- MEASURE the hole. Here are two places that sell eyepieces--

http://www.telescope.com/control/category/~category_id=eyepieces

http://www.agenaastro.com/

Jun 09, 2009 | Vivitar Optics

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Need lens for vivitar telescope


You sure it did not have one or two eyepieces???

Anyway-- eyepieces come in 3 sizes--- .965, 1.25, and 2 inch sizes--- your's is either a .965 or a 1.25 measure the hole---

You can buy eyepieces at these web sites--

http://www.telescope.com/control/category/~category_id=eyepieces/~pcategory=accessories

http://www.agenaastro.com/


Jan 04, 2009 | Vivitar (1607225) Telescope

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I need parts


Try your local well stocked hardware store for the bolt or screw that is missing.

Dec 27, 2008 | Vivitar (1607225) Telescope

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Vivitar Telescope


Eypieces in telescopes usually come in two sizes .9" and 1.25" diameter. There are hundreds of scientific companies or telescope companies that can supply you with an inexpensive replacement. The eyepiece focal lengths, usually in millimeters, determines the magnification of the telescope. The focal length of the main lens divided by the focal length of the eyepiece is the magnification of the telescope. Usually two eyepieces are enough for your scope. Good luck

May 11, 2008 | Vivitar (1607225) Telescope

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