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One leg broken on the edu science stargazer telescope. where can i buy a replacement tripod??

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Replacement tripods will cost MORE than your telescope!

Here look:
http://www.optcorp.com/ProductList.aspx?uid=439-752

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Broken tripod for edu science telescope


You can buy a photo tripod and attach the tube to the tripod. You may need to visit a local hardware store to find the correct mounting bolts.

That scope is sold by Toys R Us -- as far as I know they DO NOT sell replacement parts.

Sorry

Sep 26, 2011 | Edu-Science (10166) Telescope

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My son has an edu science telescope, bought from toy's R us, he seems to have lost the instructions and broken the tripod, much to my annoyance a the sky is clear tonight! Any way i was wondering where i...


Any photo tripod would work if you can attach the tube. Toys R us do not provide any instruction manual, and they do not sell parts.

We receive the most complaints on this brand. It is really a TOY telescope. Sorry.

Jan 18, 2011 | Edu-Science (10166) Telescope

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I have reflector telescope 672 power and im missing some pieces. I need to get one tripod leg, all the screws to the telescope and the finderscope. I needed to find out how to go about getting these...


It's not worth hunting down that many parts for that small telescope. You cannot just buy a tripod leg-- you must buy the entire tripod. Eyepieces cost at least $30 each-- and a finderscope at least another $30-$40.

Locate another complete telescope. It's not economical to repair that low cost small scope. Toys R Us who sell that brand do not furnish replacement parts.

Dec 12, 2010 | Edu-Science (10166) Telescope

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I need the complete 50-inch Hardwood Tripod for my SKN-891002 Edu-Science 240 Power 60 MM Terrestrial-Astronomical Refractor Telescope Where can I find it and how much is the cost?


You can buy a PHOTO tripod from any camera shop or on-line.

Here are two places:

http://www.stellarvue.com/Accessories/Mounts/Tripods/tripods.html

http://www.telescope.com/control/mounts-and-tripods

Nov 07, 2010 | Edu-Science (10166) Telescope

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Plastic part at end with "hook" on the leg of tripod is broken and despite trying at least three different types of super glues and epoxy I cannot repair it.


The tripod cannot be repaired unless you can find something at a hardware store. Toys R Us (they sell this scope) do not have any parts. A replacement tripod will cost more than the scope is worth. We receive more complaints about this telescope than just about any other brand.

Next time buy something like this:
http://www.telescope.com/control/product/~category_id=classicdobs/~pcategory=dobsonians/~product_id=09804

Jul 02, 2010 | Edu-Science (10166) Telescope

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Broken adjustment lock on tripod


Just go to any well stocked hardware store and buy a replacement bolt with a large head so you can tighten it by hand.

Jan 22, 2010 | Edu-Science (10166) Telescope

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I have a edu science astro-nova 102 telescope one of the legs broke. can i replace it


Can you take it back?

You can buy a small camera tripod which may work IF you attach the telescope tube to the tripod.


Jan 10, 2010 | Edu-Science (10166) Telescope

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