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Wont focus correctly

I purchased a tasco 302911 reflector telescope from a second hand store,i was able to locate jupiter but when i tried to focus with the 4mm lens i wasnt able to get a clear image, i could see the planet as a white dot but no detail.ive had other telescopes with better detail but thought this one was supposed to be a better scope am not truley familiar with the reflector type have always had the refracter type(long skinny barrell,look through the end)please help

tasco 302911 114mmx500mm

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TOO MUCH magnification. Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope. DO NOT USE the 2x barlow. Try Jupiter with lower magnification.

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What is price


About $120 dollars-

http://www.amazon.com/Tasco-Luminova-420x76mm-Reflector-Telescope/dp/B0000A0AJ8

I would not purchase this telescope. The focuser is plastic -- not metal, and the tripod is small and shaky.


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I broke the focal tube mount where can I find another one on my tasco model 302911 telescope


You can contact repair on this web site they may have a new one you can buy--

http://www.tasco.com/pages/repair-and-warranty/

Or you can buy another focuser from many on-line retailers- here is one:
http://www.telescope.com/Accessories/Telescope-Focusers/pc/3/51.uts

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I just brought a Tasco 302911 114mm x 500mm reflector telescope from an op shop although it didn't come with any lenses. Where I can get lenses and which lenses do I buy?


Eyepieces come in 3 sizes: .965, 1.25 inch, and 2 inch. Measure the hole in the focuser. Here is one on line retailer that sells eyepieces.

http://www.agenaastro.com/

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I am thinking of buying a Tasco Telescope Model 46-11437 second-hand and am wondering what the original purchase price may have been and what problems I should know about before I buy.


Originally around $150 new. This is a wide field, low power scope. Good for the moon fair to good for planets and fair for deep sky objects (Orion Nebula and some clusters will be fine) Expect to see Jupiter and its moons but unless it is a perfect night, no detail of Jupiter's clouds. Should see the rings of Saturn also.
The scope comes with Tasco eyepieces, which are close to junk but at least they are in 1.25 in format. You can buy better eyepieces and they will work with any upgraded scopes, if you catch the astronomy bug.
The optics are fair, Tasco is not known for good optics. I would study up on collimating your scope, I guarantee you will have to adjust it.

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I bought an old Tasco 11TR reflector telescope at a used store, but it does NOT have any eyepieces nor manual. What should I buy to at least make this 'scope useable for moonwatching?


Eyepieces are available from many on-line retailers -- measure the hole in the focuser. Eyepieces come in 3 sizes, .965, 1.25, and 2 inch.

The .965 is very hard to find. Here are two retailers
http://www.agenaastro.com/

http://stores.ebay.com/Telescope-Warehouse

All of Tasco's manuals are on this web site:
http://www.tasco.com/pages/instruction-manuals/

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What Tasco do you own is it a refractor or reflector? Does it have a lens in front -- then it's a refractor; or mirrors, then it's a reflector.

On a refractor the eyepieces go in the back of the tube, sometimes you also have a diagonal which goes into the scope first and then the eyepiece goes into the diagonal. The diagonal is simply an L shaped device with a mirror inside that makes it easier to look through the scope when it is pointed UP at an angle.

On a reflector the focuser is on the FRONT side of the tube, and the eyepiece goes into the focuser.

Take the scope outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object. Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser or into the diagonal. This is your LOWEST magnification.

Practice focusing --- until you get used to how it is done. Turn the focuser knob to the left slowly-- if nothing comes to focus then try turning it to the right. It may take several full turns to come to focus.

At night the moon should be your first target.

Read my TIPS on my profile page.

ABOUT NOT FITTING: eyepieces come in 3 sizes, .975, 1.25, and 2 inch sizes. Measure the hole and then measure the eyepiece-- it may be that you have the wrong size eyepieces for that scope. The correct size can be purchased on line from many retailers. Here is one telescope retailer that sells eyepieces and other accessories:

http://www.agenaastro.com/

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None located on the internet. However this is a simple reflector style telescope.

Meade maintains a web site with all of their manuals. Look under 4.5 Inch REFLECTOR for one that is similar to your telescope. They all assemble and are used in a similar fashion. Read my Tips on my profile page.

Meade manuals
http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html

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You are NOT focused properly. Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser. DO NOT use the 2x barlow if you have one.

Go outside during the daytime and practice focusing on a distant object. Turn the focus knob back and forth slowly until the image is in sharp focus.

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Apparently FIXYA also does not know how to set up a reflector style telescope. The eyepiece and focuser end is on the UP end of the telescope with the mirror on the bottom end of the telescope.

Here is a manual for a MEADE brand telescope probably very similar to your telescope.

http://www.meade.com/manuals/TelescopeManuals/Reflectors/062002Jupiter114EQ-D.pdf

Read my TIPS on my profile page.

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http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html

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