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Nuodi Telescope 70060 Problem -- I can't see through the eyepiece

I am unable to see anything through the eyepiece (even with the lowest magnifying lens). I am however able to view through the finderscope bracket. I am unsure of how to fix this problem, and am wondering if something is obstructing my view.

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  • anuradavijay Aug 01, 2009

    Haha! Yes, made sure I checked that! This is incredibly frustrating!

  • anuradavijay Aug 01, 2009

    Hi! I really appreciate the help. Thanks.

    It is distributed by a company called Nuodi (that is the only name I can find on the box). It's called a Astronomical Telescope (Model 70060). I think it is a refractor (I vaguely remember reading that somewhere and have googled it).

    So, when I take the eyepiece out along with the angle prism and look at it at a distance with the smallest magnification lens, I can see light on the other side (but images appear upside down).

    When the eyepiece is out, I can see through the main telescope body too (at the location where the eyepiece would have gone in).

    The sky is extremely dark and cloudy so couldn't test it. Does an object of interest need to be of a certain distance away? Because I was testing this in my balcony which is rather small.

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Without sounding like I'm treating you like an idiot but um....is the lens cover off? Do you see any light at all?

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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  • cappy1964 Aug 01, 2009

    Can you post a few more details please.

    What brand is it?

    Is it a reflector or refractor?

    How big is it?

    anything that might help me to help you.

  • cappy1964 Aug 01, 2009

    Can you see anything if you take the eyepiece out altogether...as in can you see light?

    Sorry about asking what brand etc. I see it's there...It's almost 1 am here so I hope you will forgive me.

  • cappy1964 Aug 01, 2009

    My experience has mainly been with reflectors. But I totally understand your frustration. What I used to do was aim the telescope at a street light about 100 metres away. You will be able to tell if your getting closer to the light as you will see it get brghter (obvious I know) but what it will allow you to do is this. Once you have found the light in your eyepiece (use lowest magnification) you can then adjust your finder scope. If you are locating objects with your finderscope but can't see it through the eyepiece...my guess is that your finderscope is not set correctly. This has ALWAYS worked for me. Please let me know what happens. Good Luck!

  • cappy1964 Aug 01, 2009

    This method also works with the tops of trees during the day. If you can spot the very top of a tree, centre it in your eyepiece and then see if your finderscope has it in the crosshairs. If not adjust the finderscope until the object is centred. You will always see the images upside down It's just how things are in telescopes.

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