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Cant find the stars

Hi i got this telescope for christmas and i cant get it to work i can site stars on the siteing scope but when i look in the main eyepiece i cant see anything. is there something im doing wrong or am i missing something

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  • ladybugwooki Sep 22, 2008

    i have gotten a used telescope model 82-1151 and i cannot seem too find it here on the web ,i am also unable to put it together . the directions arent helpfull. please if you know how to fix it, thank you

  • lilrainbow Jan 20, 2009

    iam having the same problem.cant see anything, how do you realign, i know nothing about telescopes please help...



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You need to have the sighting scope and main tube realigned.

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