SAMPLE GUIDE ONLY -- JUST A PORTION OF THE ACUTAL GUIDE
Congratulations! You have bought a wonderful telescope. This is a precision optical instrument, and you have many wonderful evenings of observing the night sky ahead of you. This on-line guide is to help you assemble your telescope properly.
Of course, the telescope comes with an assembly guide, and we were able to assemble our very first TaxiMarket telescope in less than 10 minutes using that guide.
However, we know that many people are visually oriented and that pictures of the assembly process would be helpful. Since your telescope assembly guide and instruction manual does not have a lot of pictures, we at TaxiMarket 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, the rest is up to you. We are not experts in astronomy, so please don't ask us how to best use your telescope to find objects in the sky -- that will be your job! Learning astronomy is all the fun anyhow! So let's get started . . .
ASSEMBLING THE TELESCOPE
Putting the telescope together is a snap!
- Step 1: Remove the mini tripod from the carry bag, and extend the legs as shown in Figure 1 below.
Figure 1 - Extending the tripod legs.
- Step 2: Next, attach the main telescope tube to the tripod as shown in Figure 2. Please notice the orientation of the tripod head (mount) in Figure 2, if you attach the telescope backwards, it won't tip upwards to the sky very well. Use the tightening nut to get a good and tight fit.
Figure 2 - Attaching the main telescope tube -- notice the orientation of the tripod head.
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