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Seben 150-1400 telescope

I bought this telescope on ebay for my husband and it came without any instruction manual. We think he put it together but we were wondering if there are any manuals available and any other information we could find to help with star and planet gazing. We are both novices and have no idea where to look.

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  • rosiedog14 Mar 05, 2008

    much the same problem as hellyvelly.Got the goods but need to use them

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    I bought the Meade Polaris Refractor NGC-60A. I received a cd rom disk with it. It tells me a lot of things I can do with the telescope but it doesn't tell me the basic functions, like how to get it to work. I put in the 9 volt battery and the computer started to display some info., but nothing to tell me how to work the darned thing. If anyone knows anything about this I would appreciate the help. It's sunday so I have to wait till monday to call the support center for there advice.

  • orphensgirl May 22, 2008

    i bought a CELESTRON telescope from a friend and it didn't come with a instruction manual and some parts were not attached to the telescope. i don't know where to reattach the parts at or how to adjust the view.

  • fshumate Jul 20, 2008

    we cant see anything out of the telescope. cant figure out why

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This is a pretty generic Chinese made 6" Newtonian reflector. The one's I have sampled produce excellent images. Celestron has a great online archieve of its manuals. This scope is similar to their C150-HD Newtonian Model #31056. The manual can be found here:

Google "beginning astronomy" and you'll get a quartr of million hits. Good over view here.
and here:
While you are there get a subscription to Sky and Telescope or their other publication aimed at beginners, Night Sky.

Find a local astronomy club and join it.
HTH, George

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