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You never told us which model scope you have?

However-- put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser. Practice focusing on a distant object during the day time. Turn the knob slowly in each direction until you get a sharp image in the eyepiece. Just as you would do with an old film style camera.

Posted on Nov 02, 2010

  • michelle_cov Nov 02, 2010

    What do I turn. The knob on the side just tightens the screw. Do I turn the eyepices itself?

  • Joe Lalumia aka TelescopeMan

    AGAIN! What is the model number or BRAND name of your telescope.

    All telescopes have a focuser with KNOBS -- turn the knob.

    Like this picture:

    http://www.telescope.com/control/accesso...*25-inch-orion-basic-rack-and-pinion-focuser

    or this picture:

    http://www.telescope.com/control/accesso...

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