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Posted by Heather Duke on August 20, 2003 23:24:23 UTC

Well... we figured out what was wrong... lol. Well, my dad came out to take a look at the telescope and I noticed that the thing screwed on to the end of the scope wasn't screwed in straight. So dad looked and he was like "Yeah, this is probably the problem. Wait a second, this is a mirror!" lol! Last night in the dark my neighbor and I couldn't see that it was a reflective surface... And to make matters worse, it was screwed in there [I]tight[/I] and since it was all tilted, we couldn't get it off. But my neighbor's son came over this evening and pried it off. And he told us that was the sun filter, which would explain why we couldn't see anything lol, well at least it's fixed!! We'll never be able to use the sun filter again (the threads were stripped) but the scope is undamaged and I'll get to check out Mars! yay!

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