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    I won this telescope in an auction. It had no manual. It is a Royal Asrtonomical Reflection Telescope d=3 f=600. I'd like any leads possible for instructions. It looks very well made with a huge counterweight on it.
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    Default Re: Please Help Identify this scope

    Instruction-wise there's not too much to it. I'm guessing from the picture that it's a helical focuser so the part where the eyepiece is inserted actually rotates to obtain focus. Other than that I'd recommend using it in the daytime (obviously away from the sun!) and point it at something obvious at first that's a reasonable distance away and try to obtain focus. It looks to have a very "rustic" finder so just see if this is aligned properly with the scope at the object you're looking at. Once you've done all this you're good to go for an evening session as it won't be any different
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    Default Re: Please Help Identify this scope

    Royal was a Japanese optics house that made some good quality reflectors in the 1970s.
    If you could post the width and length of the tube and some better pictures of the mount, focuser and name plate I might be able to find some more specific information about your scope.
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    Default Re: Please Help Identify this scope

    You'll have much better results with it when you turn it right side up and put it on the ground instead of the ceiling.
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