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New Telescope: Can't view anything

Santa brought us a Celestron Astro Master 114EQ today. We have it all set up but can't view anything, We can tell color changes but nothing else.

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    I have tried everything i have tried to zoom in on various stars and planets i have located by freesight (with my eyes) i have spent hours at a time adjusting the sights changing angles zooming in or out and i cant see anything except blackness. during the day it works great, nothing at night. can anyone help?

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Put the lowest power eyepiece into the telescope, the one with the BIGGEST number written on it--- practice focusing during the daytime.

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