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Major Help Needed!

Postby Corbishley on Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:54 pm

Hi, I'm a major novice, when I was about 6 I was bought a Tasco 302048 telescope. Now being nearly 14 I have decided to get more involved in things such as astronomy. I have set up my telescope and I can see stars through my finder, so I line it up in the cross. I then look through my main telescope but all I can see is a black blur, even though I have looked through my booklets and instructions it doesn't make a difference! HELP? :?
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Postby Jne_K on Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:01 pm

Hi

There are far too many reasons to list as to why you might not be seeing anything, but first thing you need to do is follow the steps in my article Telescope FAQs. This article contains the basic instructions for using any telescope. If this doesn't cover it, I suggest you visit a local astronomy club - best way to learn how to use a telescope.
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More Help Needed

Postby Corbishley on Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:07 pm

Thank you for sending me this link, but unfortunately I have already viewed this page and it doesn't really help. What I'm doing is finding the star with my finder and then trying to find it my main telescope, more information; I am putting my 90 degree diagonal straight into my focusing tube with my eye-piece but still no luck, are you sure there isn't anything I'm doing wrong?
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Postby Jne_K on Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:24 pm

Hi

Did you align your finderscope as outlined in the article? Are you trying to find something that is within the capability of your scope and observing conditions to see? What eyepiece are you using? How much magnification?
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