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I have the bushnell telescope 78-8846. It came with one 20mm eyepiece. I cannot see anything out of it. I live in southern Colorado where you can see every constellation, except out of this telescope. What am I doing wrong!!!

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  • Chase Gray May 11, 2010

    I'm not exactly sure but I may be having the same problem. But no matter what I look at I get the same picture. Its a circle with a long thin thing coming off it in the top right of it and the backround looks like saturn w/o the rings. No matter what I look at It looks like this and im obviosly doing something wrong but I cant figure it out.

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If it's a reflector telescope (a mirror on one end of the tube and an open end on the other), you point the open end of the tube at your target.
or you might need to collimate your telescope. sky and telescope's websit shows you how to do it. it's under the 'Do-It-Yourself' section (left side of page).

hope this helps :D

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