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How do i set up eye pieces and focus lenses?? Instruction manual came in chinese with no translation and we are begiiners!

Telescope is all set up except we cant focus properly due to having recieved instruction manual in chinese only.

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During the day:
1. Point to a far (1000 meters or more) object
2. Insert the lowest power (highest number) eyepiece e.g. 25mm
3. focus on the object.
4. Align finder to match what you see in the scope.
At night.
1. Put scope out and let it reach the temperature of the outside.
2. Point finder to the moon (1st object you should always use to check scope and finder alignment)
3. Use the same low power eyepiece.
4. If everything seems fine, switch to a higher power eyepiece and enjoy the view. You may have to slightly adjust the finder to align with the main scope.
If the views are blurry, the telescope may be out of collimation. Look on the internet for generic collimation instructions.
If this still did not help. Throw the scope out! Its probably a piece of junk and will only discourage you.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012

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SOURCE: Cannot see anything out of main telescope

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

SOURCE: cant see out of 49114500 telescope

Here is a beginner's instruction on different types of telescopes--
http://www.uk-telescopes.co.uk/beginners_guide%20to%20telescopes.htm

Yes I know the box said 650 power but that was a BIG BIG lie-- the smaller the number on the eyepiece the more magnification. Do NOT use the 2x barlow which doubles the normal eyepiece power in these small telescopes--- just way to much magnification. This is NOT necessary to view the sky at night. I almost NEVER go over 100 power in my 8 inch telescope-- once in a while maybe 175 power. Sp use the eyepiece with the largest number on it--- to practice focusing during the daytime.

Try to locate a local Astronomy club and attend one of their star parties and ask questions. You can bring the telescope with you and they will help you with it.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: cant see anything - need instruction manual

You could have found the quick manual here:
http://manualfox.com/link/vivitar.htm

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

SOURCE: Tasco Luminova Telescope 40-076420h

You will not find a manual for that telescope. However Meade maintains manuals for all of their telescopes, look under REFRACTOR or REFLECTOR for one similar to your telescope. They all go together in a similar fashion.

http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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SOURCE: instruction manual for the astrolon telescope 525

You are about the 10th person to ask for this. These are being sold at Toys R Us and the "toy" really applies to this scope. If you can return it and buy this telescope for your child.
http://www.telescope.com/control/product/~category_id=classicdobs/~pcategory=dobsonians/~product_id=09804

and no you cannot buy a usable scope for less than $200. No manual exists for your telescope, however Meade maintains a web site of manuals for all their telescopes. Look under the REFRACTOR heading on the below web site for one similar to your telescope. They all assemble about the same way, and Meade includes a section in the back of all manuals on how to use the telescope.
http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html


This one is similar to your telescope.
http://www.meade.com/manuals/TelescopeManuals/Refractors/Meade70AZ_AR.pdf

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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