We know that many people are visually oriented and that pictures of the assembly process would be helpful, so we have put together this online guide to help you assemble your telescope for your first night of observing.
Once your telescope is assembled and ready to go, you can begin to enjoy the universe and all of its mysteries!
ASSEMBLING THE TELESCOPE
Putting the tripod together is a snap!
- Step 1
Attach the Alt-Azimuth mount to the tripod and tighten with the set screw as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 – Attaching the Alt-Azimuth mount.
- Step 2
Attach the main telescope tube to the tripod head using the photo bolt screw as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2 – Attaching the Telescope tube.
- Step 3
Attach the sighting scope to the sighting scope mount screw on the main telescope.
Figure 3 – The sighting scope attaches to the main tube.
- Step 4
Tighten the sighting scope in place with the screw provided.
Figure 4 — Tightening the sighting scope screw.
- Step 5
OPTIONAL You may insert the angle prism as shown below in Figure 5, or you can skip to Step 6. This depends on the viewing angle you want.
Figure 5 – Inserting the angle prism.
- Step 6
Now you can drop any 1.25″ eyepiece right into the angle prism (or the end of the main tube) and begin viewing objects.
Figure 6 – Inserting an eyepiece.