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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your small telescope will never get much over 100 power-- sorry. So only use the lowest magnification eyepieces (those have the LARGEST number printed on them)-- try for the moon first-- and practice focusing the telescope.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
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.
Posted on May 16, 2009
I really don't understand the actual problem? You have the manual-- have you assembled the scope according to the manual?
If you have --- put the eyepiece with the LARGEST number written on it into the telescope-- this is your LOWEST magnification. (Never use the 2x or 3x barlow that comes with these small telescopes -- it is useless-- just too much magnification. )
Now go outside during the daytime and point the telescope at a distant land object and practice focusing-- the moon should be your first target at night. Spend a little time during the day and line up the small finder scope which is usually mounted on top of the tube --- with the main telescope. Once they are lined up you can use the finder like a gun sight to point the telescope.
Posted on May 18, 2009
No -- you cannot buy parts for that telescope--- it's a toy scope. Hope you did not pay more than $2.00 for it.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
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