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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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