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I have a tasco 302911 D+114mm F+500mm telescope

I have a tasco 302911 D=114mm F=500mm telescope and when i try to look through it it looks like im looking in to a mirror so could you please tell me what i need for my telescope to stop that please as this is the first time i'v had one.

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  • paul1982 Jun 08, 2010

    thak you for you help it has been extreamley helpfull and i am very greatefull thank you very mutch and i'll have a look at the web sties you'v sent me.
    Thank you paul.

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You are NOT focused properly. Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser. DO NOT use the 2x barlow if you have one.

Go outside during the daytime and practice focusing on a distant object. Turn the focus knob back and forth slowly until the image is in sharp focus.

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

Testimonial: "thank you for you'r responce but is there ane chance u could tell me where i would get the eyepieces from please as there was no eyepieces with the telescope when it was given to me thank you very mutch paul "

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  • Joe Lalumia aka TelescopeMan

    Also, all astronomical telescopes show upside down images. There is nothing wrong with your telescope. Read my Frequently Asked Questions TIP on my profile page.

  • Joe Lalumia aka TelescopeMan

    Yes, many places sell eyepieces. They come in 3 sizes, .965, 1.25, and 2 inch sizes. MEASURE the hole in the focuser. Most scopes can use the 1.25 inch size. Cheap toy telescopes may need .965 inch eyepieces which are more difficult to find. Just another reason NOT to buy a telescope on Craigslist or Wal Mart.

    Try these two retailers:

    http://www.agenaastro.com/

    http://www.optcorp.com/category.aspx?uid...


  • Joe Lalumia aka TelescopeMan

    First read my TIPS on my profile page.

    Many on-line retailers sell eyepieces. They come in 3 sizes. .965, 1.25, and 2 inch sizes. Measure the hole in the focuser. Here are two retailers:

    http://www.agenaastro.com/

    http://www.optcorp.com/


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