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No vision I got a vivitar telescope for Christmas.But once it was night time and that I took it out,I tried to see a star and a constellation,but even once I changed lenses or even reconstructed it,it work!

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1. Read menuals proper.
2.Start sky watching from moon & than planet & after younsee star or constalation.Their no change in star with telescope.But you cansee mor stars in constalation.
3. Take support from books. or astronomy softwares.

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