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any advice for newbie

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any advice for newbie

Postby mickieme on Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:44 am

I have been giving a star tracker 127,but am haveing trouble using it and finding information on it.
i need to understand the basic info and what adjustments i need to do last night i saw the moon and thought i could touch it.Have to understand what and how to use the scope propely

Re: any advice for newbie

Postby Jne_K on Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:40 am


There is no shortage of good info on how to use telescopes, starting with some of my articles, Telescope FAQ, Telescope Eyepiece Questions, A Dozen Telescope Observing Tips For Beginners. Also a lot of great books on the market. My favorite beginners book is Nightwatch by Terence Dickinson, now in its third edition. You should also visit some of the astronomy websites, such as Sky&Telescope or

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