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I have a Reflecting telescope and I can't see anything out if it.

The book says you have to line up the Mars eye finder. I tried that and I thought I had it. I used the laser pointer to point at the moon. I kept it study with the laser point at the center of the moon and all I saw was the sky.

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You cannot see because you have a reflecting telescope and when you look in and it and your sight bounces back and you cant see anything...

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Cant see anything through the view finder


1. During the day, use the 17mm eyepiece on a object outside (telephone pole, water tower, etc) then align the finder to what you see in the scope.
2. Put in the 7.5mm eyepiece and fine align the red dot finder.
3. At night, point the finder at the moon (less than half moon or the image is too bright without a moon filter) Use the 17mm eyepiece.
4. Once you see the moon, switch to the 7.5mm lens and enjoy.
5. Download Stellarium or any free astronomy software and see what is in your sky tonight. Your scope should be able to see Jupiter and its moons easily.(Saturn, Mars and Venus when the time is right) Open clusters like Pleiades will be nice is this fast scope.
5. If stars are not sharp, you may need to collimate the scope. Look online for general instructions.

Nov 14, 2011 | Optics

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I can see objects through the finderscope, but cannot see anything through the telescope. What am I doing wrong?


Your finder scope is NOT lined up with the main tube. Get a distant object like the top of a telephone pole into the eyepiece of the main telescope tube.

Without moving the scope adjust the crosshairs or the red dot onto the exact same spot. Now your finder scope is lined up with the main telescope tube.

Dec 27, 2010 | Edu-Science (10166) Telescope

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How do I adjust the Mars-eye elec. finder.


Contact Galileo telescopes here for help:
http://www.galileosplace.com/

Assuming the batteries are OK, there should be adjustment screws on the finder for moving the red dot around.

Focus the telescope on a distant object, then without moving the scope adjust the dot on the same distant object.

Oct 19, 2010 | Galileo FS-120DX Telescope

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I was just given a telescope and I need a reliable place to purchase parts. The main piece i'm looking for is an adjustor ring on the aiming scope and some different eye pieces


Meade may have the part, but I doubt it. You can call them here:

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

It might be easier just to replace the finder scope with one of these:
http://www.telescope.com/control/celestron/celestron-accessories/celestron-firstscope-accessory-kit

or this:
http://www.telescope.com/control/accessories/telescope-finder-scopes/orion-ez-finder-II-telescope-reflex-sight

Eyepieces can be purchased at many on-line retailers. Here are two:

http://www.telescope.com/control/telescope-eyepieces

or here:

http://www.agenaastro.com/

Aug 23, 2010 | Meade 155W (5 x 50mm) Telescope

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Cant see anything through the telescope


The red dot finder is NOT lined up with the main tube. During the daytime locate a distant object with the main tube eyepiece. Without moving the telescope adjust the red dot to point at the exact same spot.

Jul 04, 2010 | Celestron AstroMaster 114 AZ (50 x 114mm)...

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Require operating manuel for baytronix 6" reflector


Even if you cannot find a manual-- these web site will help you learn about your reflecting (newtonian) style telescope.

http://www.astro-tom.com/telescopes/telescopes.htm

http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=_FPrke6p19AC&dq=reflecting+telescope&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=AYjWIOQmwI&sig=zoqu_7z2zGvk0kW6r1WJgZnYNUU&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=14&ct=result#PPP1,M1

http://visual.merriam-webster.com/astronomy/astronomical-observation/reflecting-telescope/reflecting-telescope.php explains the different parts of the telescope

Dec 27, 2008 | Meade TeleStar DS-2114ATSA Telescope

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Red dot finderscope alignment problem


point the telescope at some thing during the day and adjust the finder scope and at night point at a star look through the eye piece and center the object in the eye piece then adjust the finder scope.

Jun 04, 2008 | Bushnell NorthStar 78-8831 (525 x 76mm)...

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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian


Mars is a tiny object at best, needing about 400x to view. We are now fairly well past opposition, so it is even smaller. That power would call for a 3mm eyepiece (6mm with 2x barlow is the equivalent). Try the highest power eyepiece that you have.

Apr 30, 2008 | Optics

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