First of all, I'm not sure if this is the correct category for this question, but since this piece of equipment is, I believe, used primarily for planetary imaging, I thought it seemed appropriate. If not, feel free to move.
Anyway, my newest acquisition in terms of equipment is a flip mirror, but am having a hard time figuring it out (and good luck contacting the manufacturer in China on this). First of all, so I put the eyepiece in the hole on top of the device, and then I guess the way it works is that I push the little levers on the side down, and then I should no longer see the object through the eyepiece but should then be able to see it on my laptop screen through the camera attached at the end? If so, it's not working. I can see the object basically perfectly centered in my eyepiece, but then once I push down the levers, it doesn't appear on my laptop screen at all. Any idea what can be wrong?
Also, the one I have has something called a "microfocuser." I assume that's the dial with numbers at the end of the device. If so, do you just turn it to adjust the focus? How is that any different from the focus dial that already comes with the telescope?
I hope this all makes sense. Again, I really should be able to ask the manufacturer these questions, but apparently that's not really an option, so I'm hoping someone here actually has experience with this type of equipment. Thank you.