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I bought and assembled telescope but we are new to telescopes and cannot see anything. I put the lense in correctly. I pull out the bottom cap and can see myself in the mirror within the tube. On the other end there was a black fabric covering an silver metal piece and there is no way to see out of that so what am I doing wrong?

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POINT THE END with the cap toward the sky. The mirror is on the bottom of the scope. Then put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser, practice focusing on a distant object during the day time.

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The picture in your post is NOT a reflector style telescope:

This is a reflector:
http://www.company7.com/orion/telescopes/orion06f8dobi.html

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Did you adjust the finder scope to line it up accurately with the main scope? They don't come that way from new.

For any of these telescopes the manual advises that you do this in the daytime, training the scope on an object on the horizon (never point it towards the sun!). Use the lowest power eyepiece you have (the one with the highest number). Once you have a tree or mountain peak in the center of the main scopes image, you can then adjust the screws around the finder scope to get the crosshairs centered on the same object. It is very difficult to do this job in the dark, especially as objects in the sky are constantly on the move.

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Use the weakest lens the lens cap is off I hope lol I have a Meade scope and it has thumbscrews for the lenses that must be tightened evenly.It's tricky to see through a telescope especially if you have a strong lens in there instead of a weaker one.

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Here are all the manuals. Find your telescope- look down this page:
http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell-warranty.html

The MIRROR is the bottom of the telescope. The focuser is on the side of the tube and should be th UP end of the telescope. Remove the lens cap.

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First are you sure you have the CORRECT end of the scope pointed toward the sky? On a reflector type telescope that uses mirrors, the focuser is on the side of the tube on the UP end of the telescope. The mirror is in the bottom.

Mose caps simply pop off, others unscrew. You may be trying to remove the BOTTOM mirror!

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I answered your question in your other posting.

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http://www.texasastro.org/telescope.php

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Here is their web site-- check out the dealer locations for assembly help--

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