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Orion 4.5 shortube Equitorial Reflector telescope

I borrowed this telescope, but need a users guide to figure out how to use it? How can I find that on the internet. I only get to keep it for the next week and a half.

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Does not come with a users guide - not listed in the included accessories.

http://www.telescope.com/control/product/~category_id=reflectors/~pcategory=telescopes/~product_id=09798

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