Just Bought 1st Telescope
Here are some of my basic observing articles which can be used with any telescope, however.
For the basics on how to setup and use your telescope, see my article
For some other helpful observing tips, see my article, A Dozen Telescope Observing Tips For Beginners
Since telescope eyepieces are the most important accessory for any telescope, you may also wish to do more reading with my article, Ten Top Telescope Eyepiece Questions
I strongly recommend a local astronomy club. An astronomy club is the quickest way to learn both astronomy and telescopes and astronomers are almost universally willing to help a beginner. A basic book on telescopes and astronomy is also a good option. Try "Nightwatch" by Terence Dickinson, available at any large bookstore. Two excellent magazines, available in stores or the internet are Astronomy Magazine and Sky&Telescope.
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