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How do I see out of the eye piece?

I was given a BSA Optics telescope with no manual and I cannot figure out how to use it. Can someone please tell me how to get it where I can see through the eye piece?

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  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    I can clearly see through the small scope and the large one; but when I put the lenses in place, you can't see anything. HELP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • maluaka Dec 25, 2008

    I have the same problem cann;t seem to be able to fix it

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    My nephew just received a Meade Autostar Suite for Christmas. We have an incredibly clear night but cannot see anything through the lens but darkness. Can someone help me with this issue.



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Set the scope up looking at something in the distance in the daytime.
Start with the lowest power and that is the highest numbered eyepiece (i.e. 25mm or 40mm, NOT 5mm for example). Be sure NOT to use the 2x or Barlow lens.
Use a star diagonal if you have one and set the focus about 1/2 way out between all the way in and all the way out.
Move the focus in and out while looking through the eyepiece.
The object should be at least 100 yards away.Once focussed, you work your way up to higher powers. Generally the rule is to use the lowest power that
wil show you the subject, since you "run out of light" as you enlarge the subject more and more.
Always remember telescopes are for gathering light and making faint things visible better rather
than emphasizing power or magnification.
Seek help at a local astronomy club if this doesn't work. They ahould be helpful.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008


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