20 Most Recent Bushnell Voyager 78-9945 Telescope - Page 2 Questions & Answers

Best bet is to have the parts welded together. You can try meade.com for parts as well.

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on May 13, 2010

No matter how much magnification you use stars are always just points of light. You cannot resolve a star into a disk.

Your scope will work better at lower powers. I probably would NEVER use either the 2x lens. The maximum magnification of any telescope is about 50 times aperture. You scope is about 2-3 inches so your max is about 120 power under PERFECT sky conditions.

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

Make sure it has a new battery inside. Then there should be a "dial" or a switch that turns it on. The battery is probably dead. You can see the tiny red light -- light up-- if you look in the front of the finder.

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

Right here- look down the web page for 78-6114


Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Jul 05, 2009

Sky objects are VERY small the scope must be pointed directly at them--- try for the moon first --- to learn how to focus properly. Just pointing it toward the sky will not do you any good.

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Jun 18, 2009

First here are the manuals for all the Bushnell telescopes-- which you need to read cover to cover--


Now put the eyepiece with the LARGEST number written on it into the telescope-- this will give you the LOWEST magnification. Go outside during the day and practice focusing on a distant land object-- the moon should be your first target at night.

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on May 18, 2009

Most of these small telescopes do not have an operators manual-- however Meade maintains a web site for the telescopes with manuals. Find one similar to yours and download the manual for free.

www.meade.com look in Customer Service --- Manuals

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on May 15, 2009

Most of the small telescopes setting circles really cannot be used to find anything--- just not accurate enough---

Try using a star chart -- and star hopping --- to what you want to see.

A free monthly star chart is available at :

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Jan 05, 2009

Take it back to the store and get a refund then buy your son this telescope--

Do not buy Tasco, Bushnell, Jupiter, Baytronic or any other department store junk telescope.

Sorry but it costs at least $200 to get a small good telescope-- and the prices go up from there. Also run away from any telescope that has pretty color pictures on the box taken by the Hubble Space Telescope-- or that has the POWER listed on the box (something like 550x) --- magnification is not important...... most of us us less than 100 power even in LARGE 8-10 inch telescopes costing thousands of dollars.

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Dec 28, 2008

The altitude scale on these small telescope are virtually useless and cannot help you find objects in the sky--

Don't worry about it --- just use the scope and a star chart to find things in the sky. A free monthly star chart that you can download is available here:


Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Dec 28, 2008

Astronomical telescopes show all objects upside down and reversed-- this is not a problem; there is no up or down in space.

The red dot finder helps you point the telescope-- focus on a distant object and center it in the eyepiece.

Without moving the telescope -- adjust the red dot onto the object. Now you can use the finder to locate objects.

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Dec 28, 2008

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

Go outside and practice focusing on a distant object at least 100 yards away-- turn the focus knob slowly.

Bushnell Voyager... | Answered on Dec 28, 2008

Another one ? Popular request today. Please see response to previous query.

Bushnell Optics | Answered on Aug 28, 2020

Thank you for letting us know. FIXYA does not supply manuals. Why not use Google ?

Bushnell Optics | Answered on Aug 28, 2020

All of Bushnell's manuals are on this web site:


Bushnell Optics | Answered on Jul 30, 2020

Contact Bushnell to request assistance. Unknown if battery replacement after drying it out will be of use.

List of locations and contact information:


Bushnell Optics | Answered on Jun 07, 2020

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