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Bushnell 114mm reflector telescope, can't see a thing

Sister gave me a USED Bushnell 114mm Reflector Telescope for Christmas and said it works; however, I can't see anything out of the thing. It came with a manual and we hooked up the remote computer controller and it moved around to see the moon. Cool! However when I put my eye up to the eyepiece there was just darkness.

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  • ginnys3girl May 19, 2009

    Thanks for your help, I will try that!!

  • Dean SK
    Dean SK Jan 19, 2013

    Same here, spent 3 hours with my son just wanted to see the closed up moon, all I saw was flickering of my eyelashes.

  • Dean SK
    Dean SK Jan 22, 2013

    IT WILL WORK. Just to follow up with my previous review. The telescope will work if you first locate object during the day with the red beam finder, then find it in the view centre of telescope, return to object finder and re-arrange the red beam to the centre of the object, there are two screws on the side and at the bottom, one is for horizontal and the other is for vertical adjustment, now, look in your telescope again if the object is at the centre. Take it out at night and enjoy the moon. Sadly, Bushnell doesn't explain this in the manual or trouble shooting section, kind of dumd dumb. It took me many frustrated days to work it out.



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Probably NOT actually pointed directly at the moon-- you should have moved it around a little -- the moon was probably just outside the field of view through the eyepiece. ........................ telescope must be pointed DIRECTLY at the sky object-- also use the eyepiece with the largest number written on it=== this gives the LOWEST magnification..... and a slightly wider field of view.

Posted on May 18, 2009

  • Jstone_2005 Jan 25, 2011

    I have a 114mm Bushnell aswell just got it from the Wishbook, Being a rookie at this and only being 24 years of age Im having great success with mine. Look for faint light in the surrounding area and yes moving it around a little, youll find the moon,,,,note I started praticing on the moon, best way to really get to know your scope,,,,,I live in Northern Ontario Canada, the moon is magnificantly bright here as of 2011

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    Dean SK Jan 19, 2013

    Yes, we do know how to read the manual and it doesn't work.



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