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Cant see anything

People have wasted money on these,you need to do something about this,i spent alot of money on this for my grandsons christmas and cant see anything in it.yes i took the cap off.

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  • beast-t Dec 28, 2008

    i cant see any thing on my vivitar telescope, whats the heck is wrong with it and you

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    I have the same problem. You can't see ANYTHING with either lense. I mean you can't see ANYTHING - close up or far away. It was a total waste of my money but worse than that, my grandson was so disappointed that he can't use it. I might as well throw it in the trash can. I won't ever buy anything made by Vivitar.

  • lilblondbrat Dec 29, 2008

    Can't see ANYTHING. I am 10 yrs old. My grandma bought this for me as a gift. I wanted to use it for my school project, and right now I am totally disappointed in this product. I would like a refund. Contact me at:

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    i bought the telescope or my 10 year old son for christmas he was so happy until he figured out it did not work how do i fix it

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    i have the EXACT same problem me and my friends thought it was us but we looked it up and every one has the same exact problem as us!!!!!! wat the heck im returning this and then im gonna report it to the company

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    u cant see a thing just black


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Found the user manual here:

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Well you -- like hundreds of other people-- bought a department store telescope. Put the lowest power eyepiece in the telescope-- it's the one with the LARGEST number written on it.

Practice focusing during the day time on a distant object. I know the box said 500 power BUT you will only get about 100 power or less maximum that you can actually use.

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I also got the same telescope for christmas. The key is is to focus with the knobs. you can either zoom in completely and the star will look like a bright white cell or you can zoom out and you will be able to see multiple stars at once. I found that the 12mm lens has worked better. And folks, this is a dept. store 40 dollar telescope. You need to spend at least 100 or get upgrades.

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Do it at sun set pointing the oppisite way of the sun

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