20 Most Recent Bushnell Voyager 78-9470 (470 x 60mm) Telescope Questions & Answers

This is a refractor telescope that normally never needs collimation (optical alignment) More than likely the focal tube got knocked out of alignment or the diagonal mirror was shifted. I believe the objective lens is glued in so there is little you can do there. Pull out the diagonal and focus tube, check the focus tube for roundness and that it moves in and out smoothly. If the diagonal mirror looks skewed to the eye, find a cheap replacement on EBAY.

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Dec 18, 2011

All telescopes have very small fields of view-- it must be pointed directly at the object in the sky or you will not see anything. Simply put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser-- then during the day time practice focusing on a distant object like a building or telephone pole.

The moon should be your first target at night.

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Nov 20, 2011

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Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Jul 31, 2011

A Barlow lens doubles (or trebles) the magnification, but it also degrades the image. You are better off without it. People tend to buy telescopes on their magnification figures, even though these are essentially meaningless, so junk like Barlows get added to the package to increase the advertising impact. The mere fact that one came with this telescope tells you that the quality is not wonderful.

The specification that means something in a scope is the diameter of the objective (the main lens or mirror). Magnification is just the focal length of the objective divided by the focal length of the eyepiece. You can usually see more at lower magnifications, as the resolving power of the objective is often less than the advertised magnification. A smaller distinct image is better than a big blob of fuzz. That's why you were advised to try the scope first with the larger number (lesser magnification) eyepiece.

But try out the Barlow and see for yourself.

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Nov 19, 2010

You can buy a new focuser from several on line sources. Here are two-



Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Oct 02, 2010

Bushnell has all of their manuals on this web site:


Join a local astronomy club and the members will help you with your telescope. Read my TIPS on my profile page.

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Jun 01, 2010

This is a small REFRACTOR style telescope. Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope. DO NOT use the small lens that says 2x (barlow) on the side.

Read this web site:

so you understand what the different types of telescopes look like when setup correctly. Bushnell has a web site with all of their current manuals here:

Look down the web page and find your telescope and download a manual. Read my TIPS on my profile page.

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on May 07, 2010

I answered in a previous post--- you posted this twice.

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Jun 28, 2009

Yes it will focus --- put the eyepiece with the LARGEST number written on it into the scope. DO NOT use the 2x or 3x barlow.

Practice focusing on a distant object at least 100 yards away during the day. The moon should be your first night time target.

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Jun 28, 2009

Try pointing it at the moon first-- with the 20mm and practice focusing it. The moon is up just after dark right now.

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Jan 04, 2009

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Bushnell Optics | Answered on Dec 17, 2019

Just had this happen to me. I tried re-syncing, powering off and on, but no change. I finally opened the case up, popped out the circuit board and disconnected the battery . I let it stay off power for about 30 seconds. It only took about 1 minute to find the satellites! Let's see how long it lasts....
Used it yesterday. Found satellites in 15 seconds worked correctly for entire game. Rechecked today and still good.

Bushnell Optics | Answered on Nov 08, 2019

UNIT OF MEASURE OPTIONS The YARDAGE PRO TOUR can be used to measure distances in yards or meters. The unit of measure indicators are located in the upper right portion of the LCD. To select between yards and meters, look through the monocular, depress the "mode" button (left side of the unit underneath the BUSHNELL YARDAGE PRO logo) and hold it down for approximately 2 seconds. If you are changing from yards to meters, a change in unit of measure will be indicated by the illumination of the letter M for METER indicator while the YD for YARD indicator is turned off. If you are changing from meters to yards, the opposite will occur. Note: The YARDAGE PRO TOUR will return to the last setting used, each time the unit is turned on.

Bushnell Optics | Answered on Oct 22, 2019

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