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We just got our Bushnell
I think I already answered this question. Eyepieces are NOT assembled they are one piece like this picture:
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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I need a manual for
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.
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The finderscope for the Bushnel
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:
OR re-drill the holes so the finder scope is more parallel with the main tube.
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I have lost my owners manual for my Bushnell
All of Bushnells manuals are on this web site.
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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Should I be using the 2x lens or the 1.5x lens for
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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Can't get the telescope to focus on anything.
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.
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