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Who makes twinstar telescopes and how do i find

I recently purchased a 70mm Twinstar telescope. However I know nothing about telescopes, and this did not come with directions. Where can I find directions on how to use this? Also who actually makes Twinstar, I have heard that one of the other companies possibly Bushnell makes it but am not sure

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I suggest avoiding the Twinstar line of telescopes. These are sold by Taximarketer who sells a line of disappointing scopes including the Baytronix 150/1400. It is best to avoid Ebay unless you really know your stuff.

One reason is the lack of directions-- NONE!

However Meade telescopes maintains a web site with manuals for their telescopes. Look around the page and find one similar to your scope and download the manual for free.

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


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Actually Twinstar is a telescope dealer that mainly sells ioptron telescopes. Ioptron's website is here:
www.ioptron.com

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