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Telescope: can't see anything except shadows

This telescope is old and has never been used (stored in original case/box) When I look thru it I can't see anything- I can see a shadow if I cross my hand over and block the light. I can't make out anything either close or far away. I've turned it some but to no avail. Not sure what to do or if it doesn't work???

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Put the eyepiece with the LARGEST number written on it into the telescope and take it outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object. DO NOT use the 2x barlow if you have one.

You never said what type of telescope? Is this a REFLECTOR with a mirror inside? or is it a REFRACTOR which has a lens mounted on the front.

Read my Frequently asked questions TIP on my profile page.

and also this web site:

http://www.texasastro.org/telescope.php

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