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Hi, i just bought a National Geographic NG70CA Telescope and it was used. When I got it, the lenses were dirty so I took them out and cleaned them. They are perfectly clean, but I don't know if I put the Large one back in correctly. The "front" lens looks like it bulges more on one side than the other and I couldn't remember which way it came out. So I guessed and put it back in. With the 20 mm eyepiece, things look good, but with the Barlow lens and the 4mm lens I can't see squat. So I am wondering if I accidentally reversed the front lens? and If I did, would I be able to see something or is there a problem with my Barlow lens and 4mm eyepiece? Hope that made sense

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Your small telescope will never get beyond about 100 power --- the maximum resolution is calculated as 50 times aperture under perfect conditions!

Use the eyepieces with the LARGEST numbers only and don't use the barlow.

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How many times can this telescope Edu-Science - Astro-Gazer - 70 Telescope see up to

The general rule is 50 times aperture. Your scope is about 2.5 inches-- so 50 times 2.5 or about 125 power--- MAXIMUM and only when the sky is very stable and transparent.

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No, that telescope is not worth very much and you should not spend any money upgrading it. A good tripod would cost over $100. You really cannot buy a use-able telescope for much less than $200.

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I was wondering if this specific has a manual? I am selling tomorrow and was wondering if there are any manuals out there

No manuals are available for that small telescope. The manual would only have assembly instructions it would not tell you how to find objects in the night sky.

Locate an Astronomy club and the members will help you learn the night sky.

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How do i use the peice that hooks up to your laptop?

This is NOT a computer controlled scope--

You probably have some kind of CD disk that has a planetarium program on it.

Here is a review of the telescope.

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I recently moved to Florida and left behind the 20mm 4mm and diagonal mirror are they available to purchase

These come in 3 sizes-- .975, 1.25, an 2 inch sizes.

Measure the hole-- and buy the correct size. Here are two retailers-

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You can see Saturn it will be small however.

You can see Saturn WITHOUT a telescope -- it looks like a star in the sky. Download the free planetarium software Stellarium and it will show you what is up in the sky for any time or date. All of the planets follow the ecliptic across the sky-- the same path that the sun makes across the sky.

Saturn is in the Southeast after dark right now.

You can also download a free monthly star chart at

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You don't need a program. You will only be able to take very short exposures of the moon and maybe several of the brighter planets.

You need this device which allows you to mount any digital camera directly to the eyepiece.

Now read my astrophotography TIP on my profile page.

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I have just bought my son a NG70CA telescope. Have no manuals and cant find any on the web. As my son is very interested in star gazing..we can see the moon quite clearly but little else. Having seen...

Try to locate a local Astronomy club and attend their star parties. Also download the free monthly star chart at: Objects in the sky are tiny. Your scope must be pointed directly at them or you will not see them in the eyepiece. Make sure the finder scope is aligned with the main tube perfectly. Then use the finder scope to align the telescope.

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No manual for national geographic NG6005N telescope

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Everything is upside down its an inexpensive national geogra childs telescope when you look thru it everything is upside down

Yes all astronomical telescopes are upside down! No up or down in space!

You can buy an erecting diagonal for about $45 from Orion Telescopes to use for terrestrial viewing.

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