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I CAN´T SEE ANYTHING WITH MY NEW TELESCOPE NG76AZ

HELLO. I BOUGHT A TELESCOPE NG76AZ AND I'M ENSAMBLED EVERYTHING WITH THE MANUAL. BUT I'M TRYING TO USE IT, AND I CAN´T SEE ANYTHING IN THE SKY. I KNOW THAT I´M MAKING SOMETHING BAD BECAUSE IT´S MY FIRST TELESCOPE ,BUT I'M TRYING TO FIND A MANUAL THAT TELL ME HOW TO USE THIS PRODUCT AND ALL THE LINKS THAT I FOUND ITS THE SAME MANUAL THAT COMES WITH MY TELESCOPE. COULD SOMEBODY HELP ME?. I KNOW THAT MY QUESTION IT´S VERY SIMPLE, BUT THAT I EXPLAIN IN THIS NOTE.I DON´T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS THINGS.. JEJJE¡¡.

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  • burrellmia Dec 26, 2008

    i have the same proplem

  • little barly Feb 25, 2009

    I can not see anything through the lens!!

  • monikone May 10, 2009

    hi i just had a birthday a week ago and for present my parents gave me ng76az telescope.The problem is that i can't see all the things i want to see in sky, all i see is the moon because is close to us and some stars in the sky.But i see them as the same size as in the sky, i've tried all the options bu didn't work.Can anybody help me with that?

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So you bought a COMPUTER GOTO Telescope!


First the good news. Personally I believe a computer GOTO scope or a Dobsonian telescope with PUSHTO makes a great telescope for a beginner.

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Right off the bat let me list a few links to the better goto and pushto telescopes. See these web sites:

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That should be enough to get you thinking! All of the ones listed above will have good goto performance IF:

You read the manual TWICE!

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Follow all the instructions in the manual about training the drives and or calibrating motors.

Accurately center BOTH alignment stars. Yes you will need to learn the names of a few stars in the sky.

AND NEVER plug or unplug the hand controller while the scope is turned on! This can burn out the circuits in the scope!

I would suggest that your first goto telescope be like the very first link above; a Dobsonian with a PUSHTO hand controller. This is the cheapest and best entry point to own a computer telescope. Yes, the prices are a little higher and old timers will tell you you do not need the computer goto to find objects in the sky.

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Add eye problems like cataracts and you will only see 6 or 7 stars in the sky, not enough to use to find other sky objects.

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Remember, READ the manual, train the drives, and do all the other initial setup that the manual recommends. Yes, you will need to know the names of a few bright stars in the sky! Your new computer telescope is not as smart as 3CPO in Star Wars!

Clear Skies!
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http://www.citiwellint.com/manuals/orbitor%2076AZ%20and%20OR3200%20Telescopes%20%28English%29.pdf

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http://www.telescope.com/control/product/~category_id=classicdobs/~pcategory=dobsonians/~product_id=09804

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Locate an Astronomy club nearby and the members will help you learn the sky. All sky objects are smaller than the tip of your finger held at arm's length. The scope must be pointed directly at them to see anything.

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