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My sons edu science telescope 70-700 tripod shattered when knocked over and now needs a new one where can i get one as toys r us have closed down in Australia?

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SOURCE: edu science reflector telescope instructions 600x

This is a small refractor telescope-- they pretty much all work the same-- BUT don't expect to get more than 100 power out of the scope. Yes I know the box said 600 power but it's a lie. In my 8 inch telescope I rarely get above 250 power and my scope is many times larger than the one you have--

Now put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope-- the LARGER the number the LOWER the magnification. During the day time practice focusing on a distant object --- AND line-up the small finder scope on top with the main telescope tube. Look at the top of a distant light or church steple, or telephone pole. Without moving the telescope adjust the small finder scope by loosening and tightening the screws around the tube holding the finder scope-- put the crosshairs on the same spot as the main telescope.

Now you can use the small finder to locate objects in the sky-- the moon should be your first night time target.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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Replacement tripods will cost MORE than your telescope!

Here look:
http://www.optcorp.com/ProductList.aspx?uid=439-752

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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You can buy eyepieces at many on-line retailers. Measure the hole. Eyepieces come in 3 sizes; .965, 1.25, and 2 inch sizes.

http://www.agenaastro.com/Telescope-Eyepiece-s/3.htm

http://www.optcorp.com/category.aspx?uid=30-718

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

SOURCE: manual for an edu science telescope F=700mm

You will not find a manual for that telescope which is sold by Toys R Us. However Meade and Bushnell both maintain web sites with all of their telescope manuals--- here:

http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html Meade manuals

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

Look around the web sites under the REFRACTOR heading for one that is similar to your telescope. They all assemble and are used the same way.

Read my TIPS on my profile page and also read this web site:

http://www.texasastro.org/telescope.php

Posted on Jun 14, 2010

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SOURCE: I purchased a Edu Science 70mm Astro-Gazer

Astronomical telescopes usually show an upside down image. There is a good reason for this- erecting the image needs more bits of glass in the light path, which reduces the amount of light and increases aberrations. Even if this is only slight, astronomers prefer to avoid it, and they don't really care which way up the Moon or Jupiter appear.

The main scope is probably also designed this way, but many amateur scopes now come with an erecting prism or eyepiece attachment that turns the image upright. You may have fitted this and not realise that it is an add-on, and that it is un-natural for an astronomical scope to display upright images.

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

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