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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is a small refractor telescope-- they pretty much all work the same-- BUT don't expect to get more than 100 power out of the scope. Yes I know the box said 600 power but it's a lie. In my 8 inch telescope I rarely get above 250 power and my scope is many times larger than the one you have--
Now put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope-- the LARGER the number the LOWER the magnification. During the day time practice focusing on a distant object --- AND line-up the small finder scope on top with the main telescope tube. Look at the top of a distant light or church steple, or telephone pole. Without moving the telescope adjust the small finder scope by loosening and tightening the screws around the tube holding the finder scope-- put the crosshairs on the same spot as the main telescope.
Now you can use the small finder to locate objects in the sky-- the moon should be your first night time target.
Posted on May 18, 2009
Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope. DO NOT USE THE 2x or 3X barlow.
Go outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
You can buy eyepieces at many on-line retailers. Measure the hole. Eyepieces come in 3 sizes; .965, 1.25, and 2 inch sizes.
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
You will not find a manual for that telescope which is sold by Toys R Us. However Meade and Bushnell both maintain web sites with all of their telescope manuals--- here:
http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html Meade manuals
Look around the web sites under the REFRACTOR heading for one that is similar to your telescope. They all assemble and are used the same way.
Read my TIPS on my profile page and also read this web site:
Posted on Jun 14, 2010
Yes, but the ones for sale are all metal and not plastic like the ones that came with that scope (sold by Toys R Us).
They may cost more than what the entire telescope cost you.
Eyepieces come in 3 sizes --- .965 inch, 1.25 inch, and 2 inch. Measure the hole in the focuser. The .965 size is a little hard to find since most commercial telescopes use the 1.25 inch size.
Look around here:
Posted on Dec 08, 2010
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