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I cant view anything from the finderscope in relation to the telescope

I cant view from the finderscope and the eyepiece at the same time

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They must be lined up, and if you are using a higher power eyepiece, this must be more precise as your field of view is smaller.
There will be some type of adjustment on the finderscope, probably 3 thumbscrews around the holder tube.

Put in a low power eyepiece and point the scope at a local feature such as a streetlight or distant building. Get this centered in the eyepiece. Then adjust the finder only so the feature is centered in the finder as well.

Put in a higher power eyepiece and center the feature again in the telescope EP, and readjust the finder centering by itself, if needed.

Then choose a bright star and by moving the scope mount, place this in the center of the finder. Check if the star is properly centered in the EP as well and if not, move the scope mount until it is. Then finally adjust the finder centering by itself.

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Do NOT use the barlow lens-- put the lowest magnification eyepiece into the scope-- practice focusing on the moon -- turn the focus knob slowly in and out until you get a sharp image.

Telescopes only show an area of sky about 1 degree wide or LESS--- this is about the size of the TIP of your finger held at arms length................ your scope is best used at low magnification.

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If things are upside down in your telescope, you probably have a reflector telescope.it has curved mirror in the sealed end.take off the cover near the finder and point in the general direction of what you want to see.Make adjustments with the stuff on the mount.If you are viewing terrestrial objects, you will need an inverting lens to correct the image.It is called a Barlow lens and is much longer than the other lenses that come with the telescope.Good Luck

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SOURCE: Nuodi Telescope 70060 Problem -- I can't see through the eyepiece

Without sounding like I'm treating you like an idiot but um....is the lens cover off? Do you see any light at all?

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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TOO much magnification! Hate to tell you but the MAXIMUM magnification for any telescope (all things being perfect-- like optics, and sky conditions) is 50 times aperture. So max for you is about 125 power.

Normally only about 30-40 times aperture is possible. So about 90 power is your normal max magnification.

We see this every Christmas. People buy scopes that say 275 power or 500 power on the outside of the box. It's a LIE!

Even in my 8 inch LX90 I rarely go above 200 power, and only when the sky is clear and very stable. Use the eyepiece with the largest number written on it which will be your lowest magnification.

Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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Is it possible that something inside a telescope could get jarred out of place or alignment and that is the reason I can't see much thru it ?


If it's a reflector, then you have two mirrors that could get out of alignment, but you probably will still be able to see something unless it's way out of alignment- usually the view will just be blurry or misshapen. Less likely the problem with a refractor unless you dropped it or gave it a serious whack. When you're first trying to find an object, use the LOWEST power eyepiece first, because that gives you the widest field of view and you're more likely to see the object even if your finderscope is a little out of alignment.

When you line up the finderscope, make sure you center a large object in the main telescope FIRST, using the lowest power eyepiece you have (the lower power eyepiece is usually the longer one), then adjust the finderscope so that its crosshairs are right on the object while it is still centered in the main telescope. Use the Moon, or during the day, a roof peak or top of a telephone pole. If you reverse the process, you won't be in alignment. There are lots of other reasons you may not be able to see something, but lining up the finderscope is something you should do at the beginning of every observing session. Try it first during the day so you can see what you're doing.

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You can buy an "erecting diagonal" for terrestrial viewing- BUT this is not what an astronomical telescope is actually used for.

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1. During the day, point the scope towards an object and align the finder scope to the telescope.
2. First object at night should be the moon. it will verify your finderscope alignment and you should have a clear view of the moon.
3. Use your lowest power eyepiece (largest number in mm) and point the finderscope to a star. The star should be in the center of the eyepiece.. If not, adjust the finder until it and the scope are centered.
4. You can use your higher power lens on the star nd it should still be in the FOV (field of view)
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Go outside during the day time and line up the top of a telephone pole in the distance in the MAIN telescope eyepiece.

Then without moving the telescope align the small finderscope on the exact same target.

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Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser. DO NOT use the 2x barlow. Practice focusing on a distant object during the day time.

Read my tips on my profile page.

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Now go outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object using the eyepiece with the largest number written on it.

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