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eyepieces for used telescope

Postby opticsplanet.com on Tue Oct 26, 2004 4:26 pm

Hello,
I bought a Bushnell telescope at a second hand store. When I got it home I realized that the eye piece is missing. Also the lens that I believe is the finding scope lens. Can you tell I am a novice at this? <laughing> My children and I are just starting this hobby and I
hope to not spend a lot of money to replace these pieces. We don't need
anything high tech, just something to gaze at the moon and such right
now. The numbers on the telescope are 565. If you can help me with the
information on parts that I need it sure would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you so much,
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Tue Oct 26, 2004 4:27 pm

I think it's wonderful to see you starting some astronomy with your kids.
Good for you!

Let's see if we can get the telescope going for you. First, measure the
diameter of the opening in the focuser where the eyepiece goes. It will be
either just under an inch or just over an inch (1 1/4"). If it is the later,
finding a replacement eyepiece will be easy. Most eyepieces start at about
$30 and go up from there.

As for the finder scope, you will have to replace the entire scope. This may or may not be available from Bushnell. Their number is 1-800-221-9035.

Lastly, keep in mind that I can help you choose a brand new telescope for
around $100-150 if you decide that it is not worth the expense of fixing up
your old Bushnell. I'm here to help.
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