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Can't get images

I just got this telescope at 2nd hand store. not familier with them. can find images without lenses, but once i put lense on, very blurry. tried focusing VERY slowly but no luck. What to try next?

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    i set up my telescope (Galileo) exactly as the instructions dictated. However no matter what i do i cannot see anything through the lens

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These are good scopes for the bucks.
What size eyepiece in mm do you have. What are you aiming the scope at? Try your largest eyepiece in mm at the moon.

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