Top 20 Bushnell Voyager 78-9945 Telescope Questions & Answers


You don't fix... you buy a new one... If it gets dropped means you get a new one or new scope...

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I think I already answered this question. Eyepieces are NOT assembled they are one piece like this picture:
http://www.amazon.com/Celestron-93342-17MM-Plossl-Eyepiece/dp/B000YKZKNI

They simply slip into the hole of the focuser -- straight in. The larger the number written on the eyepiece the LOWER the magnification.

In the picture above there is a metal triangle holding the tripod legs apart-- it is called a "tripod spreader" or a tripod "tray"-- used for holding eyepieces and other small pieces of equipment while you are using the scope.

Hope that helps you.

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

http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell-warranty.html

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Here are all the manuals. Find your telescope- look down this page:
http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell-warranty.html

The MIRROR is the bottom of the telescope. The focuser is on the side of the tube and should be th UP end of the telescope. Remove the lens cap.

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Take this scope back and get your money back.

Next time buy one of these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEs_MMcJ7JA

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The end with the focuser is the UP end of the telescope. This is a reflector style telescope with a mirror in the BOTTOM. Take off the lens cap on the UP end near the focuser.

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All of the Bushnell manuals are located on this web site about 1/2 way down the page. Find your telescope and download a manual.

http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell-warranty.html

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Many on line retailers sell eyepieces. They come in three sizes, .965, 1.25, and 2 inch.

Measure the hole in the focuser. The .965 inch size is harder to find.

Here are two retailers who sell eyepieces:

http://www.agenaastro.com/

http://shop.telescope-warehouse.com/

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Obviously the mounting for the finderscope is NOT parallel with the tube-- probably the screw holes were not drilled correctly.

This is one of the reasons why we never recommend Tasco or Bushnell telescopes. They are considered "toy" telescopes and most of them are not suitable for Astronomy.

Return it and buy one of these:

http://www.telescope.com/control/product/~category_id=classicdobs/~pcategory=dobsonians/~product_id=08942

OR re-drill the holes so the finder scope is more parallel with the main tube.

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All of Bushnells manuals are on this web site.

http://www.skywatchertelescope.net/swtinc/distributors.php

Look down the page for your model.

The manual will have assembly instructions BUT WILL NOT help you learn how to the use the telescope to find objects in the sky.

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All of Bushnell manuals are on this web site:

http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell-warranty.html

Look down the page and find your telescope.

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

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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.

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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.

Read the TIPS on my profile page.

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Sometimes there can be a plastc tab to take out so as the battery isn't drained while it's in the factory, store etc. just pop the battery out and check.

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

http://www.bushnell.com/customer_service/manuals/telescope.cfm

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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.

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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

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

http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell-warranty.html

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.

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