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TASCO TELESCOPE NOVICE 402X POWER REFRACTOR

WE PUT THIS TELESCOPE TOGETHER ACCORDING TO THE INTRUCTIONS WHILE IT FOCUSES NICELY ON OBJECTS SUCH AS LEAVES ETC. iT WILL NOT FOCUS ON STARS EVEN WHEN WE ARE USING THE FINDER SCOPE.

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  • carolnels Aug 14, 2008

    I got this tasco telescope model 40-114675 at a pawn shop, it had never been opened. There were instructions for assembly but I can't figure out how to look at anything. I thought it would be simple and I could point it at the moon and see it but I absolutely have no idea how to see anything with this. Any suggestions? I am using the 20mm lens.

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What eyepiece do you have in the scope when trying to view the sky? (in mm)
I recommend starting out looking at the moon with the largest eyepiece you have (25mm, 20mm etc.). It is an easy target and is very impressive. Stars tend to look pretty much like little points of light in a refractor such as this anyway. Pretty boring.
Try Jupiter after you've got the moon down. You can work your way to Saturn's rings after that.

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