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Cannot see anything out of main telescope

My son got the Astrolon 525 power telescope with Barlow lenses for Christmas. It was easy to put together but we cannot see anything out of the main telescope. We are able to view the moon through the Finderscope but cannot see it through the main telescope. Have put in a Barlow lense, different eye pieces, moved the focus knob, but we do not see the moon through the main telescope. Please help. Thanks

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  • zainz_6 Feb 20, 2009

    i can see everything from the little telescope thingy on top of the main but i cant see anything threw the main telescope and thrue the top telescope wverything is oppisite

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2009

    cant see out of main part

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    I too found it easy to set up..went out to look at stars, couldnt see a thing.I tried every combination of lenses supplied...biggest heap of **** on the market a total ripoff

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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.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • Joe Lalumia aka TelescopeMan

    The lowest magnification eyepiece is the one with the LARGEST number written on it.

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