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Can not see anything through eye piece (i am new to this hobby)

Can see an image through viewfinder but nothing through eye piece.

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During the day time-- put the lowest magnification eyepiece in the telescope... the one with the biggest number on the barrel; practice focusing on a distant object.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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