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Simmons Telescope Model 6440 instruction manual

Postby csales on Mon Sep 20, 2004 6:33 pm

We recently bought a secondhand Simmons Telescope and need to get instructions for it. We can focus and tried to star gaze but ran into trouble. Can anyone out there help me??
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:34 am

Hello and thank you for your interest in OpticsPlanet.com

I would be glad to help you learn how to use your telescope! Just email or call if you have questions.

As for an instruction manual, you can call Simmons at 1-800-285-0689

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needs manual

Postby irafeliprada@yahoo.com on Mon Oct 25, 2004 8:57 am

hi, i bought a BUSHNELL BANNER ASTRO 400 ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPE 78-5100 and sad to say the manual was not included. Were could i get the manuall of this telescope. I can assemble some part of it, but i got confused were to attached the barlow and erector lens. Could you please give me information on how to assemble these.
any information you can give is very much appreciated.
thank you.
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Re: Simmons Telescope Model 6440 instruction manual

Postby Guest on Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:40 pm

csales wrote:We recently bought a secondhand Simmons Telescope and need to get instructions for it. We can focus and tried to star gaze but ran into trouble. Can anyone out there help me??
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Re: needs manual

Postby dppkporter on Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:26 pm

I, also, just bought the Bushnell Banner Astro 400 telescope at a yard sale. It appears to have all of the parts, in the original box, but no manual. Did you ever get one for yours?

irafeliprada@yahoo.com wrote:hi, i bought a BUSHNELL BANNER ASTRO 400 ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPE 78-5100 and sad to say the manual was not included. Were could i get the manuall of this telescope. I can assemble some part of it, but i got confused were to attached the barlow and erector lens. Could you please give me information on how to assemble these.
any information you can give is very much appreciated.
thank you.
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Postby Rebeccaatthewell on Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:32 pm

I have a Bushnell Banner Astro 400 model 78-5100 mannuel for what it is worth and it dose not help much at all. I am still unable to really understand how to use my telescope and muddle through figuring out all the details from how to put it together to what lenses do by myself. Unfortunatly I have very little idea what I am doing so ... sigh, I give up a lot.

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Bushnell Banner Astro 400 78-5101 Telescope

Postby j-manca@cox.net on Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:43 am

Seems like a lot of people are looking for operating manuals for this telescope-----Me Too! Has anyone had success??? Thanks
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Postby AstroBoy on Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:02 pm

I can only suggest contacting the manufacturer first (if they are still in business, you should be able to find their website or search for contact info on the Internet). You can try searching on the company's name and additional criteria like "home page", "web site", "contact us", etc. Often you will find links to the manufacturer's web site on retail sites that sell their products.

If that fails, then search the internet for anything to do with your scope's manufacturer and model number. You may want to truncate the model number to it's most basic form, i.e. if the model number is "M-240zlx", leave off the "zlx" and maybe even the "M"--often prefixes and suffixes differentiate between products for different countries, or special builds/packaging for specific retailers, but the user's manual may be the same for each. You don't want to arbitrarily limit your search. You can also add search criteria like "users manual", "owners manual", "PDF", etc., in the event you get a lot of hits.

Failing that, post messages on Forums like this in the hopes that someone reading might have the manual and be willing to provide a copy.

I have never failed to find a manual on the Internet, but sometimes it has taken a lot of time, or the manual was in a foreign language (but the pictures are still useful) or the manual was not free.
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SIMMONS Model 6440 Telescope

Postby tom31743 on Fri May 25, 2007 8:17 pm

:) I have an assembly/user instructions manual that I will be glad to photocopy and share with anyone with this model telescope.

tom31743@verizon.net
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Sat May 26, 2007 1:28 pm

Hi

Thanks on behalf of folks who are posting, here. We appreciate your sharing.
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simmons telescope 6440 instruction booklet

Postby allcurves on Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:06 am

Can someone help me get ahold of this instruction booklet or manual. Am in desperate need for setting this telescope up.
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Postby Jne_K on Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:10 am

Hi

Try contacting Simmons at 1-800-285-0689
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Postby Guest on Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:16 am

I have the instruction book for the Bushness Model 78-5100 Banner Astro 400 Telescope if anyone would like me to send a copy email me @ julie1960nc@yahoo.com.
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Re: Simmons Telescope Model 6440 instruction manual

Postby Jne_K on Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:23 am

Thanks for helping out. We appreciate it.
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Re: needs manual

Postby everettburns14@yahoo.com on Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:04 pm

the lens insert into he star diagonal prism of the [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/telescopes.html]telescope[/link] and the eyepiece is doubled. erector lens is the same as the barlow
[quote="irafeliprada@yahoo.com"]hi, i bought a [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-banner-line.html]BUSHNELL BANNER[/link] ASTRO 400 [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/telescopes.html]ASTRONOMICAL TELESCOPE[/link] 78-5100 and sad to say the manual was not included. Were could i get the manuall of this [link=http://www.opticsplanet.com/telescopes.html]telescope[/link]. I can assemble some part of it, but i got confused were to attached the barlow and erector lens. Could you please give me information on how to assemble these.
any information you can give is very much appreciated.
thank you.[/quote]
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Re: Simmons Telescope Model 6440 instruction manual

Postby Jne_K on Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:56 pm

Hi

The diagonal always insets in the focuser, ahead of everything else. Eyepieces (lenses) go into the diagonal, different eyepieces giving you different magnifications as needed. A barlow will go between the eyepiece and the diagonal and will increase the magnification of the eyepieces as marked - 2x, 3x nd so on. However, you should only use the barlow as needed. Too much magnification will work against you.
Try my article, Telescope FAQs for some basic setup help.

You may also want to give Busnmell a call about a manual. (800) 423-3537
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Re: Simmons Telescope Model 6440 instruction manual

Postby rnunns on Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:19 am

[quote="Jne_K"]Hi

The diagonal always insets in the focuser, ahead of everything else. Eyepieces (lenses) go into the diagonal, different eyepieces giving you different magnifications as needed. A barlow will go between the eyepiece and the diagonal and will increase the magnification of the eyepieces as marked - 2x, 3x nd so on. However, you should only use the barlow as needed. Too much magnification will work against you.
Try my article, [url=http://www.opticsplanet.com/telescope-faq.html]Telescope FAQs[/url] for some basic setup help.

You may also want to give Busnmell a call about a manual. (800) 423-3537[/quote]

I have a Simmons 6440 and manual, Icould scan and email it to you if you still need it.
Norman
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Re: Simmons Telescope Model 6440 instruction manual

Postby Jne_K on Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:44 pm

Thanks for the help, Norman.
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