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How far should your eye be away from the eye piece,We are having trouble seeing anything and we are new to a telescope

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It depend on the eyepiece anywhere from 10-20mm away.

Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser. DO NOT use the 2x barlow -- practice focusing on a distant object during the day time.

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

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Why can't I see anything? I have removed the lens cover (the whole thing). When I take the eye piece out adn look through the focusing mechanism I can see light and very small images. When I put the eye...


Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the scope and try again. Contact Bushnell directly for repairs:

http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell-warranty.html

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Watch this video --
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I got a mead ds-114 telescope. & don't know how to use it!


the eye piece that came with your scope is too powerful... look on ebay or a site that sells telescopes. also look at the size of your eye piece holder... my ds-114 came with a 0.96 holder, these are an odd size.. the other size is 1.25 and the eye pieces are much easier to find. try looking at the moon when it is cresent shaped and start from there. if you have the autostar, you have to go through a set up sequence to start. then the scope will track the objects that you select on the goto function. don't give up!

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Daylight / night focusing problem meade


First read the manual-- cover to cover:
http://www.meade.com/manuals/TelescopeManuals/Reflectors/DS2000%20manual.pdf

Then during the daytime-- put the lowest magnification eyepiece you have into the telescope(it's the one with the largest number written on it)-- and practice focusing on a distant object at least 100 yards away.

You have a GOTO scope but you must follow the alignment procedure in the manual for the scope -- or it will NOT find anything. The moon should be your first target at night--

Also suggest that you contact a local Astronomy club and attend their star parties-- they will be happy to help you learn how to use the telescope.

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Put the lowest power eyepiece into the telescope-- that's the one with the LARGEST number on it--

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