Question about Tasco Galaxsee 45-114375 375X (375 x 114.3mm) Telescope

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When i look through the high powered eye peice i can never find the object. i can see colours if i look at buildings and such, but if i try to see a star its just black. i am lining it up right on the crosshairs of the eyefinder and its just black when i look through the high powered one. whats happening

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Telescopes have VERY small fields of view, and YOUR telescope will never reach 375 power.

Why? The maximum magnification of any telescope is 50 times aperture. So a 3 inch scope is 150 power.

Do not try to use max power-- I own several scopes in the 10 inch range, many times larger than your scope. Normally we use from 80-150 power to show objects in the night sky. Remember the scope has a field of view smaller than the tip of your finger held at arm's length!

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