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I have a optus reflector telescope i see the image through view finder but nothing through the eye piece

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SOURCE: images viewed are upside down

oh this is normal,because when looking at stars it really doesnt matter if they are inverted,but by leaving out the erecting lenses you get more light and less distortion. so you need an erecting lense to see images in the daytime,call bushnell@18004233537,im sure they can sell you the right adaptable piece....good luck...larry@reichinstruments.com

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: can't view anything.

point it at sunset the oppisite way from the sun

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

SOURCE: I am having problems viewing

All astronomical telescopes show upside down images. There is no up or down in space. To ERECT the image would take additional GLASS lenses. MORE glass means less light pass-through for those dim sky objects.

Posted on Dec 25, 2009

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It is NOT in focus.

Take the scope outside during the daytime and practice focusing on a distant object. Turn the focusing knob until you get a sharp image in the eyepiece.

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

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SOURCE: Just bought a Bushnell telescope

This is not a real telescope, it is a toy. You will be lucky to see anything with the 20mm lens only. the rest are junk. The telescope needs to be collimated (see your manual) and the finder aligned with the telescope. Align the finder with the scope during the day, although this model was known for poor mounting on the finderscope and will become un-aligned easily.

Posted on Oct 18, 2010

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Cant get an image.Is it right that the view finderimage is upside down


The image of all astronomical telescopes are upside down (SCTs are upside down and reversed). RACI (right angled, correct image) finders do produce a right-side up image. For daytime use a erect image prism eyepiece.
Follow below instructions (except 7 in your case)

  1. Get Stellarium or another fine astronomy program
  2. During the day, point the telescope at a part of the landscape about 100 yards away.
  3. Use the lowest power eyepiece (highest number) in the focal tube.
  4. Center the landscape object in the telescope.
  5. Align the finder scope so that it points exactly where the main telescope is.
  6. At night, leave the scope out to reach thermal equilibrium (about an hour for small reflectors and refractors)
  7. If the scope is on a EQ mount, polar align.
  8. Point the finder at the moon. The moon should be in the main scope also.
  9. Practice finding the moon before you start on the planets
  10. Once you are comfortable with the moon and planets, you can go for the deep sky objects

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I need parts for my telescope: eye piece, the part that holds the eye piece, the scope finder, and the wand with a nob at the end. theirs no brand name but it looks exactly like a Orion Starblast 4.5 EQ...


You need eyepieces, a focuser, and something else which I cannot figure out??? a wand??? DOBS do not have wands?

This company and others sell eyepieces and focusers--

http://www.agenaastro.com/

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We are trying to test out viewing land based objects using the 30X eyepiece, which according to the instructions, should appear right side up and not upside down! This is not happening.


It's NOT really a problem. ALL reflector style telescopes show upside down images. This will not affect your star gazing since there is no UP OR DOWN in outer space. Read my tips on my profile page.

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

So align the small finder scope on a distant object like the top of a telescope pole during the day time. Point the main tube at the pole and get the tip top in the main tube's eyepiece. Without moving the telescope adjust the crosshairs on the finder scope on the exact same spot. The moon should be your first target at night and you can check and refine the finder scope on the moon.

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Which end piece do I remove,the one closest to the view finder ?


The end with the focuser is the UP end of the telescope. This is a reflector style telescope with a mirror in the BOTTOM. Take off the lens cap on the UP end near the focuser.

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Hi All, I have brought a Black TwinStar GIANT 6" MIRROR W TRIPOD -Reflector Telescope EQ Mount. I have successfully able to assemble every thing except the eye piece settings. could any one please help...


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

Put the eyepiece into the focuser and practice focusing on a distant object during the day time. The image will be upside down. NOTHING is wrong. All astronomical telescopes show upside down images.

Join this free astronomy forum:
http://www.astronomyforum.net/

You will also need to learn how to polar align the EQ mount. Read my tips on my profile page.

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Can't see out of eye piece


This is a reflector style telescope. The MIRROR is in the base! Light enters the front near the focuser and goes down the tube and bounces off the mirror and back to the front and through the eyepiece. The EYEPIECE end is pointed up.

Your scope TUBE should look like the reflector telescope on this web page:

http://www.amazon.com/Edu-Science-Astro-Nova-102-Telescope/dp/B001NLOQN2

Wish you had NOT bought this telescope. For about the same price you could have bought this:
http://www.telescope.com/control/product/~category_id=classicdobs/~pcategory=dobsonians/~product_id=08942

The scope above has a 6 inch mirror which is almost twice the size of the scope you bought.


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I am having problems viewing


All astronomical telescopes show upside down images. There is no up or down in space. To ERECT the image would take additional GLASS lenses. MORE glass means less light pass-through for those dim sky objects.

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Why is my picture upside down during the daytime ? on box says reflector. am i wrong when i had read that these have view as you would with binoculars


All astronomical telescopes have upside down images. There is no up or down in space; and it requires more glass elements to turn the image upright. More glass means less light will reach your eye.


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Cant' see the moon with telescope


Use the eyepiece with the largest number written on it. DO NOT use the 2x barlow if you have one.

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I need th instructions for the optus reflector f=700 d=76


Just use short focal of eye piece and 100 times large focal lens

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