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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    Someone may have added an adapter for the focuser, if you post the aperture and focal length from the sticker by the focuser I may have a manual for the telescope that I can post later for you
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    I just got my first view through the telescope. The rain clouds cleared long enough to get a good moon view. Pretty cool . Lesson learned? A very good telescope mount is a must . So this one needs to be hopped up a little still. Worked good though even with the bad mirrors. Can't wait to get started on the 8" ! JW
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    Default Re: Dumpster Scope

    Here is a manual for your telescope, the tube is not the same but the mount and accessories are.
    The telescope was capable of using 0.965" and 1.25" eyepieces and came with a 5x24 straight through finder so I expect someone added your current finder at some point.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/rbmgmyu2mi...83612.pdf?dl=0
    After this series they went to the aluminium tripods.
    I could not find out for sure if it has a spherical mirror or not but at f/9.2 I would not be surprised if it was. It will still give good views though.
    Barska, Lenvenhuk, Vivitar and a few others still sell this package (76x700) with prices between $110-150USD
    Bushnell still sells this tube on a az/ alt goto mount of questionable usage.
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    Default Re: Dumpster Scope

    Thanks Gabby. After a little looking around doing research, it seems it did come with both a .965 and 1.25 eyepieces and a 3X barlow. I need to collimate it a little better than I did though. I was surprised how sharp the image was through the eyepiece although it was a little murky . Then I got cold and had to go back in the house. LOL. I'll be playing with this some while I work on the 8" I'm building.
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