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Looking for a scope for a crosman 525 recruit


try this link if you have not already..if you dont find it here have you tried ebay?.. scope for crosman 525 recruit Google Search

Dec 05, 2016 | Crosman Optics

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How to make a DEPARTMENT STORE telescope better.


Even though we warned you NOT to buy a "department store" toy telescope, you went and bought one anyway!

Here are a few things you can do to upgrade the telescope. Unfortunately some of the upgrades may cost almost as much as you paid for the scope! That's why you should not buy one in the first place! Anyway here are some ways to improve your "toy" telescope:

Stabilize that SHAKY Tripod!

Tie a heavy weight underneath the tripod, hanging from the central bolt. A bucket of sand will help stabilize the shaky tripod. You can also open up the legs and fill them with concrete, or sand -- anything that will tamp-out vibrations which will help your view tiny objects through the eyepiece.

Tighten up all the bolts on the tripod and mount. DO NOT extend the legs on the tripod to their fullest extent. Try to use the scope with the legs 1/2 way extended if at all possible. A shorter tripod will be more stable.


Buy a better finder scope!

The one that came with your scope is probably almost unusable. Buy a 50mm Right Angle finder scope, or mount a red dot finder. See the two links below:
http://www.telescope.com/control/accessories/telescope-finder-scopes/orion-ez-finder-deluxe-telescope-reflex-sight

http://www.telescope.com/control/accessories/telescope-finder-scopes/9x50-orion-right-angle-correct-image-finder-scopes


Replace those cheap eyepieces with better quality.

Even the low cost Plossl design eyepieces will be better than what came with the scope. Here are two retailers that sell eyepieces. Measure the hole so you know what size to buy. They come in .965, 1.25 and 2 inch sizes. The 1.25 inch is the most popular. However some "department store" toy telescopes have .965 inch eyepieces. These .965 eyepieces are largely obsolete, hard to find, and hard to see through.

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

http://www.agenaastro.com/


Get a better diagonal.

If your scope is a refractor it probably came with a very cheap low cost diagonal. A better one will improve light throughput, and probably yield sharper images. Here are some diagonals for sale:

http://www.agenaastro.com/Telescope-Diagonal-1-25-inch-s/100.htm

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


Clean those dirty eyepieces!

Keep your hands away from the glass! In case you did not, then you will need these Never take the glass elements OUT of the eyepiece! Only the outside surfaces need to be cleaned.

http://www.telescope.com/control/accessories/telescope-tune-up/orion-lenspen-mini-pro-cleaning-tool

http://www.telescope.com/control/accessories/telescope-tune-up/orion-deluxe-6-piece-optics-cleaning-kit

It goes without saying that you should check all the bolts and nuts on the telescope and the tripod and make sure they are tight.

Use LOWER magnification-

Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope. DO NOT use the 2x barlow if you have one.
Your small aperture telescope was NOT meant to have 525 power magnification! With a 70mm telescope your maximum usable magnification will be about 140 power.

Buy a better METAL focuser and replace the plastic focuser that came on your telescope.
http://www.telescope.com/control/accessories/telescope-focusers/1*25-inch-orion-basic-rack-and-pinion-focuser

The problem with several of these "fixes" is that they will cost a significant portion of what you spent on your shaky low cost department store telescope. You would have been better off buying a better scope and junking the toy scope on Craigslist.com. Stop buying these toy $89 telescopes, join an astronomy club and get good advice on what to buy!

Remember, all things being equal -- the bigger the hole in the telescope - we call that aperture-- the more you can see. Most objects in the sky are VERY tiny and dim, except for the moon, several of the brighter planets, and a handful of other deep sky objects. Your scope must be pointed directly at the object in order to see it. Telescopes have very small fields of view.


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I understand that the image is upside down, but what I am seeing is also "slanted". The customer service rep says I need to ship it back to them, anyone cme up with an answer?


Mirrors are way out of alignment. Your manual does not have "collimation" instructions. I do not know if the user can align the mirrors. If not I suggest you return the scope and get a comparable scope from Meade, Celestron or Orion. If your scope can be aligned, follow instructions at link provided below

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/howto/diy/3306876.html

Nov 01, 2011 | Bushnell NorthStar 78-8831 (525 x 76mm)...

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How do I aline the finderscope


Telescope manuals recommend that you do this in daylight, by pointing the scope at an object on the horizon and adjusting the finder to match (never point a telescope toward the Sun!). Use the lowest power eyepiece you have (the one with the highest number). Once you have a tree or mountain peak in the center of the main scope's image, you can then adjust the screws around the finder scope to get the crosshairs (or red dot) centered on the same object. It is very difficult to do this job in the dark, especially as objects in the sky are constantly on the move.

Jan 18, 2011 | National Geographic 76AZ (525 x 76mm)...

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Missing the finderscope on an edu-science 525 power


Don't bother putting a finder scope on this. It is not worth it.Spend the money for a Meade or Celestron. Both have relatively inexpensive starter scopes.
Below is a good scope from Orion for under $100
Orion Dob

Nov 16, 2010 | Edu-Science (10166) Telescope

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Could you tell me if a National PE2057 flash gun will work with a pentex sp500 camera


I do NOT recommend this telescope. The eyepieces are plastic, the scope is on a small shaky tripod.

Stop looking at $69 telescopes. Read my TIPS on my profile page.

You will be frustrated with this scope, and it will quickly wind up in a closet or for sale on craigslist.com.

Jul 19, 2010 | National Geographic 76AZ (525 x 76mm)...

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Got a( model:NG76AZ Focal Length:700mm


Put the eyepiece with the LARGEST number written on it into the telescope. DO NOT use the 2x barlow if you have one.

Try focusing on a distant object during the daytime.

Nov 04, 2009 | National Geographic 76AZ (525 x 76mm)...

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Finder scope


Many internet stores sell finder scopes---

http://www.optcorp.com/

http://www.telescope.com/control/main/

Here are two---

Oct 25, 2008 | National Geographic 76AZ (525 x 76mm)...

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Sniper scopes


A scope is a personal preference really but there are some ground rules that do need to be followed.

any scope will be effective in a good shooters hands. however there are some bells and whistles that are nice to have.

1) For long distance shooting a scope with 40 MOA is preferable this allows for 10 MOA down and 30 MOA up giving the rifle the ability to zero for any range.

2) Hold over graphs are a beauty when your in a rapid target environment. here is an example
http://www.zeiss.com/C12568CF00206298/GraphikTitelIntern/rz1000_lg/$File/rz1000_lg.gif

this is more of a hunting scope but this hold over calibration allows for rapid fire.



Check this site out it will help you determine what you need

http://www.boomershoot.org/general/ChoosingOptics.htm

if you have any other questions or more specific questions post a comment and ill get back ta ya.

GL bud

Aug 20, 2008 | Bushnell Deep Space 78-9003 (525 x 76mm)...

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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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