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How do i use this?

Okay guru see if you can explain what I do to see a star on this model??? or any image for that matter/ thanks

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Re: how do i use this?

Well you bought a toy telescope from Tasco who make probably the worst telescopes ever made-- 2nd only to Edu Scientific which is sold by Toys R Us,.

What do you expect. You cannot buy a useful telescope for $79 -- just like you cannot buy a laptop for $79. Locate a local Astronomy club and attend their star parties-- you will get to see the stelescopes the members use, look through them, and ask question.

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Why are images in finder scope upside down

Hi Cheryl:
Funny you mention that.
It's been that way with astronomical telescopes since I was a kid, and that was a long time ago. I think the thinking was that adding another lens to reverse the image would not increase the magnification, and since you're looking at stars, it really doesn't matter if they are upside down.

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Image showing upside down

It is normal for astro telescopes to show an inverted image. It may seem odd but this is the case. It does not matter when viewing stars, but occasionally it is a problem eg for lunar viewing.

Therefore, and for land "terrestrial" viewing, you can fit in an "erecting" or "correct-image" prism

There are many brands, some more expensive, for photography

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Astronomical telescope show images back to front

This is normal for an astro telescope. It does not matter with stars. You can buy a terrestrial viewing diagonal to correct it

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I have just bought an Astrolon telescope 288 power. I've assembled it following the instructions and I can't see anything. Inside the house I can pick few images but they appear upside down rather than...

All astronomical telescopes show upside down images --- it's normal.

Stars are always points of light no matter what telescope you own. Download this star chart:

Objects in the sky are tiny, smaller than the tip of your finger held at arm's length, try for the moon FIRST which is large. Then try Jupiter which is that very bright "star" to the Southeast after dark.

Read my tips on my profile page.

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I put the 1.5 erecting lens in, however, I am getting a tilted veiw not an upside down one without it How do I get the veiw totally upright?

Turn the diagonal, and the image rotates. Using the scope for star gazing it does not matter. Normally an astronomical telescope shows an upside down image--- no up or down in space. The erecting prism is only used for terrestrial viewing as the prisms inside are probably NOT multi-coated.

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I bought a skyquest xt10i telescope and am trying

A star is always just a point of light no matter what magnification you use! If you are seeing a "disk" when you focus on a star you are NOT focused! Make it a tiny dot.

Why not try focusing on the moon or Mars and Saturn. You will always need to re=focus slightly when you move to another sky object.

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Images viewed are upside down

oh this is normal,because when looking at stars it really doesnt matter if they are inverted,but by leaving out the erecting lenses you get more light and less distortion. so you need an erecting lense to see images in the daytime,call bushnell@18004233537,im sure they can sell you the right adaptable piece....good

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Tasco Space Station 800 x 70 Telescope

You are only going to be able to see the moon and several of the brighter planets-- and maybe a few bright star clusters -- like M44.

Practice focusing during the daytime on a distant object-- and only use the eyepiece with the LARGEST number written on it-- try to locate a local Astronomy club and attend one of their free star parties.

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