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telescopes and sights

Postby planet peeper on Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:08 am

i recently bought a new telescope (tasco luminova) but unfortunatly i am having trouble setting up the sight with the telescope. can anyone help. thank you
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Postby on Thu Jan 20, 2005 3:17 pm

When your finderscope is properly adjusted, any object you have centered in it will also be visible in the eyepiece of the main telescope. A little effort here will make the telescope much easier to use at night.

Question: How do I adjust the finderscope?
Answer: It is easier to make the initial adjustment by day than to fumble around with the adjustments in the dark. Begin by centering a distant object on the horizon in the eyepiece of the main telescope. Securely lock the telescope into position on the tripod. Adjust the finderscope until the object centered in the eyepiece of the telescope is also centered in the viewfinder. When you begin your observing session under the stars, make final adjustments as needed
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