Hello, and thanks for letting me join this community!
I'll try to make things as short and clear as possible. I never had the chance to buy a telescope, and haven't used one since i was a kid. More than once in the last couple of years i've decided to buy one, but the nicer options were a little to expensive for me. Well, this afternoon while walking home i found one, carefully disposed by the recycle point and brought it home. It's a reflector type, and that's pretty much all i know about telescopes in general. It's in a fairly bad condition, and it seems to have taken quite a knock before.... The tripod is quite fine, apart for some minor corrosion on the bolts, but nothing that can't be cleaned off. Having a peek inside, both mirrors are intact but dusty. The eye piece is also intact, but seems to have some kind of condensation formed on its lens, and there's an external part (viewfinder?) that takes a CR2032 battery but since the power switch seems to be broken, i couldn't test if it works. Looking through the eyepiece, there's nothing. Complete black-out
So.... i was wondering if there's any hope of fixing this, even if just for the fun/thrill of it. And if so, how? I have some basic tools around, but near-zero knowledge about this kind of equipment, so any help would be much appreciated!