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Cannot see through the lens of a 565 bushnell telescope

I purchased a 565 bushnell telescope second-hand but I cannot see through the eyepieces. I am an amature at this and would appreciate how to trouble shoot the telescope. Thanks

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Did you remove the lens cap.

This is a simple refractor telescope. Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope. DO NOT use the 2x barlow if you have one.

Practice focusing on a distant object during the day time. Read my TIPS on my profile page.

Posted on May 03, 2010

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