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How to Craft a Telescope in Minecraft


Minecraft is a popular sandbox game that allows players to explore and create their own worlds. One of the exciting features of Minecraft is the ability to create various items and tools. In this article, we will guide you on how to craft a telescope, a useful item that allows you to zoom in and observe distant objects within the game.


In order to craft a telescope in Minecraft, you will need the following items:

  • 4 Iron Ingots
  • 1 Amethyst Shard
  • 1 Glass Pane

Crafting Steps

Step 1: Gather Materials

To begin the crafting process, you need to gather the required materials. Make sure you have 4 Iron Ingots, 1 Amethyst Shard, and 1 Glass Pane in your inventory.

Step 2: Open the Crafting Table

Next, open your crafting table. If you haven't crafted one yet, you can do so by combining 4 wooden planks in a 2x2 crafting grid.

Step 3: Arrange the Materials

In the crafting table grid, place the materials in the following pattern:

   I   I   I
    I     A
    G G G

Here, 'I' represents the Iron Ingot, 'A' represents the Amethyst Shard, and 'G' represents the Glass Pane. Place them exactly as shown to ensure the correct placement.

Step 4: Retrieve the Telescope

Once you've placed the materials correctly, you should see the telescope icon appear in the result box of the crafting table. Move the telescope to your inventory by dragging it or using the designated button.

Using the Telescope

Now that you have crafted a telescope, it's time to put it to use! Equip the telescope by selecting it from your hotbar and placing it in your main hand slot. Once equipped, right-click to activate the telescope and enter zoomed-in view.

While using the telescope, you can zoom in or out by scrolling the mouse wheel or using the zoom buttons if playing on a console. This feature is handy for observing faraway structures, exploring distant lands, or even spying on other players from a safe distance!

Remember that the telescope has limited durability and will eventually break with use. To repair it, you can combine two damaged telescopes in a crafting table, which will merge their durability and restore the item.


Crafting a telescope in Minecraft opens up new possibilities for exploration and observation. Whether you want to seek out hidden treasures in the distance or simply admire the beauty of the game world, the telescope is a valuable tool to have. Follow the steps outlined in this article to create your own telescope and enhance your Minecraft experience. Happy crafting!

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