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If I look through the eye piece and see my own eye am I missing somthing?

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You are NOT in focus-- turn the focus knob . You may need to turn it several times either to the right or the left. Use the eyepiece with the LARGEST number written on it and practice focusing during the daytime on a distant object.

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