Question about Bushnell Voyager 78-9470 (470 x 60mm) Telescope
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Re: Bushnell Voyager 78-9470 telescope
Noggin, advance, poolseman, or nliwilson,
I have purchased a used 78-9470 telescope and it appears that the rack and pinion focusing mechanism is not working properly. After further inspection it looks as if the black plastic tube (approx 1 1/4" in diameter) that moves in and out of the telescope main tube lost a thin (1/8" wide x approx 5 " long) strip of aluminum-colored metal. This piece of metal, having ridges for the rack and pinion to interact with, seems to adhere to the tube thus permitting the user to adjust the focal length etc.
This seems like a very simple thing to repair but Bushnell refused to ship me this piece and said that i had to send my entire telescope in for repair which could be costly.
Can you tell me where I can order this piece of metal without having to send my entire unit back to the factory?
Finally, the finderscope appears to have broken off from the telescope main tube and the wires have disconnected. It would be very helpful to receive a blown-up schematic diagram of this piece and how it all interconnects etc.
I feel that I could just solder the wires and glue the unit back to the main telescope tube and save much money but I need to make sure that I am connecting it back correctly.
Please help me at your earliest convenience.
Did you take the lens cap off?
You have a small 60mm refractor style telescope. Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope. DO NOT USE the 2x barlow which you might have that doubles the magnification of the eyepiece. Your scope is too small to use the barlow. Remember most binoculars are 7x50mm. So your aperture is not much bigger than a pair of binoculars.
Now go outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object using the eyepiece with the largest number written on it.
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Posted on Dec 27, 2009
No it's not --- junk it and buy another telescope. This time avoid Bushnell- Tasco, and Edu Science scopes.
Check out the Orion web site here, for a Dobsonian reflector telescope. The most aperture for the least amount of money.
Read my tips on my profile page.
Posted on Feb 06, 2011
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SOURCE: Bushnell Voyager 78-9675
Please you any hobby shop. All telscope mostly similer.all eyepiese is adjust with any telescope.
Don't worry if you lost finderscope ot finderscope adjustment.This unit is support to find object only.You can find diectly.
Posted on Jul 12, 2011
Many on-line retailers sell finderscopes-- here is one--
Posted on Jul 31, 2011
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