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How to set up a Meade telescope, model 293--without manual, how do the lenses get set up?

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Meade has all of their manuals on this web site:

You never said what is the NAME of the scope. Anyway find your telescope on this page and download a free manual.

The LARGER the number written on the eyepieces the LOWER the magnification. Start out with the eyepiece with the largest number written on it and practice focusing on a distant object during the day time.

Read my TIPS on my profile page.

Posted on May 06, 2010

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    Meade has NAMES for their scopes, like, ETX, LX, Jupiter, DS and so forth.



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