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The holder for the sighting scope that is mounted to the main tube of the telescope with two screws is broken and i need to replace the holding part that has two screws so that I can use the sighting scope

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I would just replace the entire finder scope with a better quality-- here is one retailer that sells replacement finder scopes:

http://www.telescope.com/control/telescope-finder-scopes

Posted on Oct 18, 2010

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Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser. DO NOT use the 2x barlow if you have one. Take the scope outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object. You must also line-up the small finder scope on top with the main tube.

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