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I'm having problems allining my telescope keep saying below horzi

Can you help me to find a solution to my problem ? To allining it correctly

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Did you read the manual completely-- most of the DS telescope series require that you-- eneter Time, Date, and Site, set Daylight Savings Time, and TRAIN the scope.

Then you select Automatic alignment and center the two alignment stars-- these scopes usually have a HOME position which you should read about.

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However, you can buy and erecting diagonal like the one below for terrestrial viewing.

http://www.amazon.com/Orion-45-deg-Correct-Telescope-Diagonal/dp/B0000XMYEW

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Please do everyone a favor and stop buying those cheap toy telescopes on Ebay,...


Please do everyone a favor and stop buying those cheap toy telescopes on Ebay, at garage sales, and at Toys R Us! Do yourself a favor and stop wasting your money. Craigslist.com also has many junk telescopes for sale!

ALSO-- stop giving us ONE THUMBS UP when we tell you that you just BOUGHT a TOY telescope that cannot be used for Astronomy! This is very frustrating, and an insult to those of us who are trying to help you. You cannot buy a telescope for $79 just like you cannot buy a usable laptop for $79!! Usable telescopes cost about $200. Here is one that would make a very nice beginner's telescope:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEs_MMcJ7JA

You cannot buy a telescope that is useful for Astronomy for less than about $200. Also beginners should NEVER BUY a telescope on an (EQ) equatorial mount. These must be polar aligned before they can be used. The most frequently asked question is "I just bought a telescope and everything is upside down. Yes that's correct. ALL astronomical telescopes show upside down images -- it's normal, nothing is wrong with the telescope. In outer space there is no UP or DOWN!

NOW --- read the rest of my TIPS below, and when we answer your question please rate us and don't just IGNORE our answers. Again stop giving us 1 thumbs up just because you did not like the answer to your question-- "What's wrong I cannot see anything!" All we can tell you is to practice during the day time on a distant object using the eyepiece with the largest number written on it. Turn the focus knob until you get a sharp image. That's really all we can say to you; along with finding a local amateur astronomer who will help you.

A manual will ONLY tell you how to assemble the scope. It will NOT tell you how to use the telescope to find objects in the night sky. Any amateur astronomer can assemble these low cost telescopes without a manual-- find a local Astronomy club and get help.

Many of these off brand scopes DO NOT have manuals. SO------- we cannot point you to one on the internet. Again stop buying $89 telescopes and you will not have this problem.

Remember to give us the PROPER thumbs up for our answers. A one thumbs up for a correct answer is actually an insult to those of us who take time to answer you. One more time----- there MAY NOT be a manual for your scope, and you MUST learn how to focus a telescope. We cannot come over to your house and show you how!

JOIN this web site for free and start asking questions. Very friendly people there who will help you.

www.astronomyforum.net

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