Older telescope

Last Edited By Krjb Donovan
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2014 07:56 PM GMT

Question

Paul, I inheredited a "Jason rotary powered 540" telescope. What can you tell me about this item and where can I get an instruction manual?

Answer

Hi Sandy

What you have here is a simple refractor telescope that was made for the masses. I don't have the owner's manual for this scope, but I would suggest that you consult this wonderful webpage, which tells you everything you need to know about the scope--including how to make it a lot better:

http://www.sfsidewalkastronomers.org/index.php?page=fixing-the-department-store-telescope

These scopes had quite a few little problems that make them frustrating to use. BUt the webpage will tell you have to fix them all!

Paul Wagner

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