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Posted by tish1 on Dec 15, 2007

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GoTo Problem Please Help... im and going crazy!!! I have a Celestron Nextstar SLT 130 GoTo scope and love the pictures it produces but cant get it to GoTo very well. It dose the three star alignment, 1 star alignment and solar alignment fine and have no problems with alignment, level the scope well and set the time to nearly the second. Once aligned and i start to move the scope around the night sky, if i try to ask the socpe to slew back to a star, even an alignment satr, it goes in the general direction but doesn't bring the star into the view field and is off by a significant amount. I have tried centering the star in the view and then asking the scope to find that star and it goes out of the view by the same amount every time. Im goging crazy. I thought it was a motor problem and swaped the scope at the store but the new one is exactly the same. I just dont know what is wrong. Im in the southern skies and only reviews is for the northern, dont know if this matters. Any help would be fantastic. Just cant get it to slew to any objests correctly!

Be sure that the telescope is configured for EQ SOUTH mode to tell it is in the southern hemisphere. Once a star alignment is completed NEVER manually move the telescope. Use only the control panel to slew. Everytime the telescope is move by hand, the motors do not know it has been done, and assume it is still pointing at the old direction. Check the manual for setup.Here:
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I am wondering how good you should be able to see images through a bushnell skytour 78-9960 telescope i can see the moon good but all the planets are really small and cant tell them from stars really. i have a 1.5x eyepiece 12.5mm lens 8mm lens and 4mm lens. Am i doing something wrong or is it just my telescope isn't powerful enough to see objects with any detail for like saturn or jupiter?

700mm FL with an aperture of 60mm gives you a focal ratio of 11.6, so you shouldn't even try using any EP with a FL shorter than 11.6mm, which mean only the 12.5mm would be of any use. Unless you can find a pitch black area with 0 light pollution and excellent seeing, then you could perhaps still get away with the 8mm. So with the 12.5mm, you're talking about a 56X magnification, so it would be rather hard seeing any details on the planets. You should be able to see Jupiter's moons (tiny dots) and Saturn's rings though.
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Lost vision The telescope was working fine until I was trying to match the view through the smaller spotting scope with that of the main telescope, and suddenly I could faintly tell I was aimed at the moon by a soft glow alone, but could no longer actually see details nor the usual brightness of it. I've taken the scope apart and cleaned the lenses and mirror. I can see beautifully if I remove the eyepiece, but of course I'm just looking at the mirrors inside at that point. When I replace the eyepiece, all I can see is that very faint glow which, when focused, gives me that funky view of the inside of my own eyeball like when you get your eyes checked at the optometrist's office and they shine that bright light in your pupil. Any idea what's happened here and how I can fix it? Maybe I need a new eyepiece?

Your telescope is a "Newtonian," as such it requires regular "collimation" Collimation the alignment of the optics. The mirrors must be lined up properly for the telescope to deliver a good image to the eyepiece. Your scope sound like it is way out of collimation. My guess is that the diagonal (secondary) mirror has rotated in it's mount. There are three basic tools for collimating a Newtonian the Sight Tube, Cheshire and Autocollimator. To get your digonal aligned correctly you need a sight tube. Rather than spend a lot on these consider making your own and keep an eye on eBay offerings. Don't bother investing in a laser collimator, they simply don't do the job unless you go for the very best. From some help with the collimation process check these links. The 60 page pamphlet "New Perspectives on Newtonian Collimation," Fourth Edition by Vic Menard and Tippy D’Auria runs $10, but if you really want to do it right it's worth the money. HTH, George
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Having a clear sky last night i took my new scope out and started to view the night sky, but focusing on a star ! i found that when viewing it at magnification a could clearly see the the area infront of the scope the supports the viewing prism/mirrow and the cross braces that support it, am i trying to view a subject that is "too far" i am VERY new to all this and i am using a celestron 114EQ scope from new any help appreciated Ray

Stars are ALWAYS pinpoints of light when the scope is focused no matter how much magnification is applied.You are NOT focused properly -- when you are you cannot see the secondary mirror or the "spider" bracket that holds the mirror.You will NEVER see a star as a disk, only as a pinpoint light. If you are seeing what looks like a donut with a dark center you are not focused.
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I have a galaxsee 525x - was given to me a few days ago. It has been used and came with no instruction manual. I have out it together but I cant see anything with it. I can when I dont put the lense in but when I put in the lense I cant. I can see through the lense on its own. I have never used a telescope before either. is there anything obvious that I should do? Thanks

First you have what we call a department store telescope. It is 60mm, not much bigger than a pair of 10x50mm binoculars. Do NOT use the 2xbarlow if you have one, Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope and go outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object.You probably will not find a manual-- however Meade telescopes maintains a web site for their scopes. Look under REFRACTOR on this page for one similar to your telescope. They all work the same way: read my TIPS on my profile page.
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Ditto Hi,I've spent alot of time setting my scope up for its first night's viewing. But every time i pointed at a star and even Jupiter the whole object was obstructed by the spider near the opening of the scope. This cost me alot of money and i've been left very frustrated. I've used it in daylight and cannot see the obstruction now. I cannot see the point of a telescope that cannot be used. Please advise.

Again the problem is you are way way way out of focus. Turn the focus knob alot, until the star image gets much much smaller. Keep going until it looks like a pin point or a star!. This is a common mistake. With my 1st scope, I aimed it M42 the Orion nebula and was amazed at the huge donut I saw! Then I turned the focus knob and to my chagrin the image got much, much smaller. The spider vane and center black dot will disappear. This black dot is actually the secondary diagonal mirror reflection in the primary mirror. The spider vanes are the secondary supports. Use the lowest power eye pieces. This scope has 2 central tube dust caps. Be sure you have removed the large cap which is almost the same diamter as the tube. I would not use the Barlow lens that comes with this scope as it very poor quality. Also, using this high power with this small an aperature (tube diamter) & unstable mount will be very difficult indeed. Invest in some wide angle, long eye relief low power lens. Use these for a while before going to higher powers. Don't expect Hubble space telescope type views or anything like pictures you have seen. Start with the moon and the major planets. Also, do not expect to see much if any color. Most objects will appear gray.
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Sotfware "Autostar" support (With Telescop LX200ACF)

The objects are updated using the Autostar Suite software ver.5.5 on the Meade web site (free).Here-
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I cant see anything with the telescope - Meade 60AZ-M Jupiter Telescope 60mm refractor

That is a 60mm refractor, not mush larger than a pair of 10x50mm binoculars. The binoculars would have been better for looking at the sky.Anyway, put the DIAGONAL into the rear of the telescope. Then put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the diagonal. Go outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object.Read my frequently asked questions on my profile page under TIPS-and read this:
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I cant see anything through my telescope - Meade 60AZ-M Jupiter Telescope 60mm refractor

New telescope users are taken by surprise at the difficulty of just pointing the telescope in the right direction to see anything. The field of view is quite limited, especially if you are using a high power eyepiece. The higher the power of eyepiece on a telescope, the dimmer the image, the more difficult to aim it at any chosen object, and the more difficult to focus. When the scope is not focussed, even if there are stars in the field of view, they will only be faint blurs.It is best when you are starting out with a telescope to try it with the least powerful eyepiece (the one with the highest number) to begin with, until you become more familiar with how it works. Do NOT use the Barlow lens if one came with the scope.The finder scope is meant to help you get the main scope lined up on the object you want to view, but it won't be any use in pointing the telescope until you adjust it to precisely line up with the main scope. Telescope manuals recommend that you do this in daylight, by pointing the scope at an object on the horizon and adjusting the finder to match (never point a telescope toward the Sun!). Once you have a tree or mountain peak in the center of the main scope's image, you can then adjust the screws around the finder scope to get the crosshairs (or red dot) centered on the same object. It is very difficult to do this job in the dark, especially as objects in the sky are constantly on the move. You will find that there is a very wide range of movement in the focus mechanism, because different eyepieces focus at different points, but the actual focus range for any eyepiece will be a small part of the overall range afforded by the focusing mount. It is much easier to familiarise yourself with this in daylight.At this point you will learn that astronomical telescopes usually show an upside down image. There is a good reason for this- erecting the image needs more bits of glass in the light path, which reduces the amount of light and increases aberrations. Even if this is only slight, astronomers prefer to avoid it, and they don't really care which way up the Moon or Jupiter appear. It is possible to fit an erecting prism or eyepiece to most astronomical telescopes, and some of them come with one, but one wouldn't bother to do this with the small finder scope.Once you have done the above, you can try the scope at night, on an easy to find bright object like the Moon. Looking at random stars will probably be disappointing, as they don't look different under magnification. You will have to find planets, star clusters or nebula to see anything interesting. You will also find the the object you are looking at swims out of the viewing field, and you must continually move the scope to follow it. This will be more pronounced at higher magnifications. Again, use the least powerful eyepiece. Small scopes are often advertised as having unrealistic powers (300, 500) which can never be practically achieved. You just get dim blurs.There is an excellent website for beginner telescope users at THIS LINK
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