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Unable to get lenses to work on ioptron twinstar telescope have the 36mm af 40• can't see anything the picture shows how it is set up

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Take the lens cap off-- put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser. DO NOT use the 2x barlow if you have one. Take it out during the daytime and practice focusing on a distant object. The moon should be your first target at night.

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SOURCE: Cannot see anything out of main telescope

Do NOT use the barlow lens-- put the lowest magnification eyepiece into the scope-- practice focusing on the moon -- turn the focus knob slowly in and out until you get a sharp image.

Telescopes only show an area of sky about 1 degree wide or LESS--- this is about the size of the TIP of your finger held at arms length................ your scope is best used at low magnification.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

SOURCE: who makes twinstar telescopes and how do i find

I suggest avoiding the Twinstar line of telescopes. These are sold by Taximarketer who sells a line of disappointing scopes including the Baytronix 150/1400. It is best to avoid Ebay unless you really know your stuff.

One reason is the lack of directions-- NONE!

However Meade telescopes maintains a web site with manuals for their telescopes. Look around the page and find one similar to your scope and download the manual for free.

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


Posted on May 16, 2009

SOURCE: Tasco Luminova Telescope 40-076420h

You will not find a manual for that telescope. However Meade maintains manuals for all of their telescopes, look under REFRACTOR or REFLECTOR for one similar to your telescope. They all go together in a similar fashion.

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

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks a bundle, will continue the exercise tomorrow. Many thanks.Tony K."

SOURCE: user manual twinstar refractor telescope

This is a small refractor style telescope. You will not find a manual for that telescope. However MEADE telescopes maintains a web site for their REFRACTOR telescopes. They all assemble and are used the same way.

Look under the REFRACTOR heading on this web site for a manual similar to your telescope:
http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html

Also read my TIPS on my Profile Page. This link will also help you.
http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=810

and this web page also:
http://www.texasastro.org/telescope.php

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

SOURCE: tasco telescope[46-114500]cannot see anything through lens.bought

THE protective cover is the FRONT of the telescope!!!

The focuser is on the front like the picture above. TURN the scope around -- you have it pointing at the ground right now!

Read my TIPS on my profile page. And read this and look at the pictures:
http://www.texasastro.org/telescope.php

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

Testimonial: "thank you very much.just turned it around and it is perfect. once again thanks a million"

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