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How to Make a Telescope in Minecraft

Minecraft is a popular sandbox game that allows players to unleash their creativity in a pixelated world. One of the interesting items you can create in Minecraft is a telescope. A telescope can be a great tool for exploring your surroundings, scanning for resources, and even stargazing! In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to make your very own telescope in Minecraft.

Step 1: Gather the Required Materials

Before you can start crafting your telescope, you will need to gather the necessary materials. Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 Glass Block
  • 2 Copper Ingots
  • 1 Amethyst Shard

Step 2: Crafting the Telescope

Now that you have all the required materials, it's time to craft your telescope. Follow these steps:

  1. Open your Crafting Table.
  2. Place the Glass Block in the center slot of the 3x3 grid.
  3. Place the two Copper Ingots on the sides of the Glass Block in the middle row.
  4. Finally, place the Amethyst Shard in the last empty slot, which should be the bottom-middle slot.
  5. Once you've placed all the items correctly, you should see a telescope appear in the result box.
  6. Drag the telescope into your inventory to complete the crafting process.

Using the Telescope

Now that you have successfully crafted your telescope, it's time to use it. Here's how:

Equipping the Telescope

To equip the telescope, follow these steps:

  1. Open your inventory.
  2. Drag the telescope from your inventory to your hotbar at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select the hotbar slot where you placed the telescope to equip it.

Zooming In and Out

To zoom in and out with your telescope, follow these steps:

  • Hold the right-click button on your mouse or the designated button on your controller to activate telescope mode.
  • While in telescope mode, scroll your mouse wheel up or down, or use the corresponding controller button to zoom in and out.

Observing through the Telescope

With your telescope equipped and zoomed in, you can now observe your surroundings more closely. Use it to explore distant landscapes, locate villages, find rare resources, and even gaze at the starry night sky!

Note: The telescope does not provide any night vision or other special abilities; it simply enhances your view at a distance.


Congratulations! You have learned how to make and use a telescope in Minecraft. With this handy tool, you can now explore and observe the block ...

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