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Ds2114ats-lnt I am a green rookie and was given a Meade DS2114ATS-LNY telescope. I followed the dvd instructions and have read the manual. I line it up properly with easy align for north and level 0. It doesn't seem to be able to find the alignment stars properly. Is there an easier way for me to get this thing working so I can look at some planets and stars etc? Is there a way to know which stars are in the sky so that I can line it up by their name? I was wondering about entering the R.A. co-ordinates but find it confusing. The manual says it is simple but it is not for me HELPPPPPPPPPPPPP

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Ds2114ats-lnt I am a green rookie and was given a Meade DS2114ATS-LNY telescope. I followed the dvd instructions and have read the manual. I line it up properly with easy align for north and level 0. It doesn't seem to be able to find the alignment stars properly. Is there an easier way for me to get this thing working so I can look at some planets and stars etc? Is there a way to know which stars are in the sky so that I can line it up by their name? I was wondering about entering the R.A. co-ordinates but find it confusing. The manual says it is simple but it is not for me HELPPPPPPPPPPPPP


I was having the same issue. Training the drive cleared up my problem. Meade has a step by step procedure for this on their website. Like Joe L said you will still have to center the alignment star in the eyepiece.
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We had the 20mm eye piece in and we turned the focus all the way clockwise so the eye piece was all the way in. We had the cover off, we had a very clear starry night, we live in the country, moved the scope around for 20 minutes, trying to find any star, and could not see anything...did we do something wrong? When you are looking through the star finder with the LED, so you psotion your head behind the scope barrel and try to put the star in the LED or do you 6" away or where, because as I moved my head, the site changed. By using the scope in the daylight, looking at an object and focusing it in, how does that correspond to us being able to use it at night? We are excited to use this, but are frustrated .... thanks for your help.


First find a local Astronomy club -- the members will help you.Second, you must first align the red dot finder with the main tube-- there are knobs on the side and bottom (usually) to move the red dot. Point the scope at the top of a telephone pole in the distance during the day time-- wget the top in the center of the eyepiece of the main tube. Without moving the main tube adjust the red dot so it points at the exact same spot.Turning it all the way in or out is NOT how you focus-- there is a small "spot" when the eyepiece is in focus, and every other eyepiece must be refocused. Turn the knob slowly until the star or the moon comes to sharp focus.Read my tips on my profile page. www.telescopeman.orgwww.telescopeman.uswww.telescopeman.info
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Bushnell Telescope 78-4678


A telescope like that has a very narrow depth-of-field, so you need to focus very, very slowly to be able to see any image. Try focusing on something bigger (like a spot on the moon) and adjust the crosshair accordingly. The two eyepieces gives different magnification.
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Used autostar recently making a 2 star alignment. It worked fine, finding what I told it to. Then put it in "Sleep" mode for the night. Next session with it i was way off in finding the moon. Any ideas why?


Putting it in sleep mode (or what we call PARKING the scope) only works if the scope is permanently mounted or can be setup on it's tripod EXACTLY as it was in the previous session.For portable scopes that you move in and out of the house this will not work. Just do a two star alignment and normal setup each time you take it outside.
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I was given a Tasco 675 power reflector telescope model #40-114675, but didn't get an instruction book or dvd. I was able to find a star in the finder scope but couldn't see it through the eyepiece. it looks like all the parts are there and lined up any suggestions? thanks peter accardi


You must first ALIGN the finderscope with the main tube. Locate a bright object with the main telescope. Get it in the eyepiece- then without moving the telescope, align the finder scope on the same object.Now you can use the finder like a gun site to center targets on the crosshairs. By the way the Fixya picture in your question always makes me laugh- the telescope in the picture is mounted BACKWARDS and pointed toward the ground!
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No instructions for Jessops TA900-114


you can look up meade"s web site for down loads for this manual,or look under troubleshooting i have seen info on this through the internet .but i think you will have to pay some money,to down load the manual hope this helps you .i have a problem with my meade also,but so far no one has steped forward to help me on this problem .i had to call england to an expert there on meade problems to get an answer . good luck !!!
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When i look through the high powered eye peice i can never find the object. i can see colours if i look at buildings and such, but if i try to see a star its just black. i am lining it up right on the crosshairs of the eyefinder and its just black when i look through the high powered one. whats happening


Telescopes have VERY small fields of view, and YOUR telescope will never reach 375 power.Why? The maximum magnification of any telescope is 50 times aperture. So a 3 inch scope is 150 power.Do not try to use max power-- I own several scopes in the 10 inch range, many times larger than your scope. Normally we use from 80-150 power to show objects in the night sky. Remember the scope has a field of view smaller than the tip of your finger held at arm's length!
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I have a tasco galaxsee 14-114375. when i look through the high powered eye peice i can never find the object. i can see colours if i look at buildings and such, but if i try to see a star its just black. i am lining it up right on the crosshairs of the eyefinder and its just black when i look through the high powered one. whats wrong?


1. Your finder is not properly aligned with the telescope. Therefore you are not looking at what the finder is looking at. 2. Max. power of the scope is 250x (if everything was perfect and it ain't) 375x like they say on the box is a LIE! Tasco eyepieces are junk and you may be suffering from eyepiece "blackout" magnification = 500(focal length)/ eyepiece focal length
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LX200 EMC MEADE 8 INCH


By doing this trick--Do a FAKE alignment-- (I assume that the scope is trained and has the proper date, time, and site)-- just push the buttons for the alignment stars that you cannot see. Then do a GOTO to a star that is in your field of view--- center the star and SYNC. Your gotos will now be OK in your limited field of view.
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My telescope-Meade LX200GPS when tracking the star,it can catch it in some minutes ,but later the star out of eyepiece,is it not tracking the goal? when I tracking the jupiter,the telescope can find the goal--out of the eyepiece?beside when I tracking the difference objects,I have choose the right tracking rate. I don't know where the problems is? when I tracking the satellite,the system calculate its rises time is far from the SkyMap ?


To track the scope must:1. Have a Calibrate motors done2. Be well Trained using the training routine3. Must have the correct TIME, DATE, and SITE, and Daylight Savings Time4. Must be properly aligned on two stars.Have you done all of the setup procedures listed in the manual? Locate a local Astronomy club and the members will help you with your telescope.
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