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Thanks! That is what I needed to know! Appreciate that!



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 got these telescope at a garage sale. When I look at the Moon, it's big, but Jupiter, all I could see were color rays. I am positive that I dont have it set up right. I am a 1st time user and didnt have the patience to read the whole manual. I put the Barlow thing on the  lens piece as well, hoping that it would magnify it even more. Nope. I'm green.

what do I need to do 1st? check what piece and correctly put it where? See how I have it.

see this link. 

https://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f37/tiffa73/?action=view&current=Picture.jpg

 

Ed ~ See Collimating a Telescope and Reflecting Telescopes

Also, best not to use the Barlow lens, and use a low powered eyepiece. The scope is best suited for lunar observing, and is a bit too small for detailed planet observing.



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@Tiffany

You are looking at jupiter through a window?   try outside.

When correctly focused, you should be able to see that Jupiter has two cloud bands with this scope - if not then something is distorting the optics (ie misalignment or old optics, or hopefully just atmospheric distortion). 



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I have an old telescope similar to this one-looks the same, I am trying to look at Jupiter and all I can see is the prisims, not the planet. what am I doing wrong?

 

tuffany_twisted@yahoo.com



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Tasco 3.5" Catadioptric Telescope

* Tasco 3.5" Catadioptric Telescope
* Up to 200x magnification in a very compact telescope
* Ideal for travelling and easy storage.
* Focal Length: 600mm
* Eyepieces 6mm and 20mm + 2x Barlow and photo adapter tube
* Equatorial Mount
* 16" metal tripod
* Moon filter
* 5 x 24 Finderscope

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Available from Amazon.co.uk for £69.99
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