Question about Optics
Posted by Anonymous on
This is a small telescope (50mm) about the same size glass as a pair of binoculars. Regardless of what the instructions or the box says, you will never get more than about 100-125 power out of this scope. So the 2X barlow they gave you is really useless.
Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser, do NOT use the barlow. Practice focusing on a distant object during the daytime. At night the moon should be your first target. You probably have 2 eyepieces a 25mm and a 10mm.
Posted on Aug 14, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You will not find a manual-- for these small telescopes. However Meade has a web site with manuals for their telescopes. Find one that is similar to yours and download it for free.,
www.meade.com look under Customer Service--- Manuals
Posted on May 15, 2009
Very had to find a manual for these small telescopes--
Meade telescopes a large manufacturer, maintains a web site with manuals for all of their telescopes. Look through the ones on this web site and download the manual that most closely matches your telescope.
maybe this manual???
Posted on May 17, 2009
This is a small refractor telescope-- they pretty much all work the same-- BUT don't expect to get more than 100 power out of the scope. Yes I know the box said 600 power but it's a lie. In my 8 inch telescope I rarely get above 250 power and my scope is many times larger than the one you have--
Now put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope-- the LARGER the number the LOWER the magnification. During the day time practice focusing on a distant object --- AND line-up the small finder scope on top with the main telescope tube. Look at the top of a distant light or church steple, or telephone pole. Without moving the telescope adjust the small finder scope by loosening and tightening the screws around the tube holding the finder scope-- put the crosshairs on the same spot as the main telescope.
Now you can use the small finder to locate objects in the sky-- the moon should be your first night time target.
Posted on May 18, 2009
You can buy a diagonal and finder-scope from many on-line retailers. You may need a .965 inch diagonal. Measure the hole in the back end of the telescope.
Diagonals are made in 3 sizes.... .965, 1.25, and 2 inch sizes.
Here are two retailers-
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
You will not find a manual for that telescope which is sold by Toys R Us. However Meade and Bushnell both maintain web sites with all of their telescope manuals--- here:
http://www.meade.com/manuals/index.html Meade manuals
Look around the web sites under the REFRACTOR heading for one that is similar to your telescope. They all assemble and are used the same way.
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Posted on Jun 14, 2010
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