Help with Tasco 675 telescope needed!
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Margaret Sheppard (UK)
- Margaret Sheppard
The little finder scope is a lot like a riflescope, you need to adjust it to make sure it sees the same image as the scope. The best way to do that, is to find a bright star, like Polaris (north star), because it doesn't move. Use the scope on its lowest setting, by using the largest mm (lowest power) eyepiece. Once you have that star in the center of your field of view, than you can adjust your finder to calibrate it to your scope. Once that is set, you will not have a problem. Good luck.
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- Stan @ Opticsplanet
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My tips for any kind of viewing pleasure with this cheap and cheerful (well - cheap anyway) telescope is to stick to lower magnifications.
The telescope we both share is sold with the rather misleading claim that it can show objects at 600+ times magnification. This is plain bobbins. The tripod that comes with the telescope is so wobbly that you won't see a thing beyond 100 - 120x magnification.
Don't use the 4mm lens - you will have little or no joy with it. This is the highest magnification lens, and the hole is so small that you will have difficulty seeing through it anyway.
Use the HIGHER numbered lenses (such as 12.5mm). These provide a SMALLER magnification, but the image is much clearer, and more to the point - it's not wobbling as much. The more wobble, the less distinct the image - which is why the 4mm lens is pointless.
Using a smaller magnigication makes it easier to find things anyway.