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Bushnell 700x76 I recieved this telescope as a Christmas gift 700x76 I cannot get a clear image thru it,I've used the 12.5mm lens the highest power lens it came with ,still can't see anything.What am I doing wrong?Please Help

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  • jrov Feb 21, 2008

    Can't see anything, I assume I am missing something basic

  • candy1963 May 01, 2008

    I have the Bushnell 78-5004 and I'm giving up but, would like to give too someone else. I'm having the exact same issue, though I brought mine about 4 years ago and since I can't use it, all I did with this was dust it off.

    So, if anyone knows whats missing or how to work it please give us a response, so I can give the info. to the new ower of the telescope



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Just got a 78-8831 and set it up according to instructions. After inserting lens into eyepiece, I can't see anything at all. Dont worry, I've removed the front cap from the the main telescope.

Something leads to believe I'm either missing something real fundamental or my telescope is broken. Please help

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