Your AstroMaster 76EQ/114EQ/130EQ includes: optical
tube w/ built-on StarPointer finderscope, tripod with
center support bracket, equatorial mount, two
eyepieces, two counterweights, counterweight bar, two
slow motion cables, accessory tray, battery, owner's
manual, and The Sky™ CD Software.
All three legs should be the same length to
provide a level platform for the telescope.
Locate the equatorial mount and place the base of
the mount through the hole in the center of the
tripod mounting platform.
Quick set-up guide for:
Model #31035 – AstroMaster 76EQ
Model #31042 – AstroMaster 114EQ
Model #31045 – AstroMaster 130EQ
Model #31051 – AstroMaster 130EQ-MD
To set up the tripod, spread the legs outward until
they are fully extended. Extend the center portion of
each of the three tripod legs down 6-12".
To attach the accessory tray, line up notches and
turn clockwise until tray tabs lock into place with
the tripod brackets.
From underneath the tripod mounting platform,
thread the mounting nut into the threaded hole on
the bottom of the equatorial mount.
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Quick Set-up Guide
Use the three tightening screws located at the
bottom of each leg to secure the extended legs
Properly assembled, the accessory tray should
appear as pictured above.
Thread the latitude adjustment screw into the
equatorial mount until the screw is touching the
inside of the mount.