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I have lost the assembly instructions for my grandson's beginner telescope. I have it assemled properly, I beleive, but the set screw that holds the lens in place does not seem to penetrate the housing far enough to hold the lens secure. What should I do? I don't know what model it is, it has no identifying numbers but it is all black plastic with aand a little imitation silver metallic plastic on the bottom. The only lens supplied is a 20mm lens. Will we be able to see anything?

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Hate to tell you, but we receive more complaints about this brand of telescope than any other!

Is this a REFRACTOR with a lens in the front, or a REFLECTOR with a mirror?

Any well stocked hardware store can supply you with the small thumbscrew that hold on the eyepiece. BUT this scope is being sold by TOYS R US! What does that tell you about it!

Next time buy your grandson THIS telescope:
http://www.telescope.com/control/product/~category_id=classicdobs/~pcategory=dobsonians/~product_id=08942

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

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