Newbie question on calibrating the finder scope.
My wife brought home a Jason model 514, 525 x 60 refractor scope. I followed direction of sighting in on an object w/ the telescope then adjusting the finder scope so that the object is exactly on the cross hairs. I did this (several times in fact), but when going to view planets, stars, once I center them in the finder scope, they are no where near the telescope field of view.
Is it just because of movement in the mount or stand, or is there something I don't get? Seems like a pretty simple concept.
Also, when I took the main tube out of the box (never opened) there were 2 nylon washers / bushings. The larger one - a split bushing w/ one end tapered or beveled is the one that fell off. It doesn't seem to fit down in the mounting yoke, but doesn't really seem stable enough when just barely fitting down into the mount.