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Whare can I buy spare parts for my Konusmotor 130 telescope?

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You cannot buy spare parts-- it's an imported scope. No one carries parts.

However you can but screws and bolts from a well stocked hardware store, and other "standard" accessories like eyepieces from many on-line retailers. Here are two:
http://www.agenaastro.com/

http://shop.telescope-warehouse.com/

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  3. Use the lowest power eyepiece (highest number) in the focal tube.
  4. Center the landscape object in the telescope.
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  6. At night, leave the scope out to reach thermal equilibrium (about an hour for small reflectors and refractors)
  7. If the scope is on a EQ mount, polar align.
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I have the Konusmotor 500 and I am missing the Motor Mount !! can you tell me where in America I can get this ?


you may be able to buy the motor on Ebay and or by calling this large retailer on this web site:
http://www.opticsplanet.net/konus-telescopes.html?gclid=CI-VpPSno6sCFcKd7Qod_FF33w

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Highest theoretical power is 250x but it has to be a perfect night. konus does have very good optics but at f/4.3 it is a low power, wide field scope. So 500mm fl / 2mm eyepiece = 250x. Eyepieces of that high power have eye relief issues as well as blurry edges unless you want to pay $500 or more
Here is a good eyepiece which will give you 96x and 20mm eye relief. I own the 12.5mm version
http://agenaastro.com/agena-5-2mm-ed-eyepiece.html
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There are no manuals on-line for that imported telescope. Locate a local Astronomy club and the members will help you with your telescope.

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This is probably a refractor setting on an equatorial mount.

You will not find a manual. However Meade brand telescopes maintains a web site with manuals. They all assemble pretty much the same way. Look at this web site under REFRACTOR header for one that is similar to your scope.

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Your telescope must be pointed DIRECTLY at them. Right now Venus, Mars, and Saturn at up in the evening sky after dark. Download a free planetarium software and locate the planets in the sky.

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Is NOT -- what?

It is highly unlikely that the setting circle on low cost telescopes is accurate enough to actually use.

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You bought an equatorial mounted telescope which is never recommended for a beginner. However I have posted instructions for aligning the mount on Polaris on my profile page in the TIPS section. Read those instructions. You must first align the scope on the North star in order to use the telescope.

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Is it like THIS telescope?
http://www.opticsplanet.net/konus-knonusmotor-130-telescope-1786.html

The focuser mechanism is at the FRONT end of the telescope. The Mirror is in the back-end or bottom of the telescope. This scope is on an equitorial mount, which means it must be POLAR ALIGNED in order to work. You can get a rough polar alignment by using the star Polaris (the North star).

We never recommend an EQ mount to beginners. Polar alignment introduces an additional beginner frustration with using the telescope. Read these web sites to get an idea of polar aligning a telescope.

Their are TWO knobs on the telescope that control Right Ascention and Declination movement. Declination IS your latitude, so the angle must be set to where you live. I am at latitude 32 degrees N --- so the angle is 32 degrees, which is where Polaris is above the horizon.

Read these:
http://www.tucsonastronomy.org/observing-resources/Polar%20Alignment.pdf

http://www.astronomy.net/articles/4/polaralign.html

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