Question about Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Telescope

1 Answer

HI All I noticed theres only one way to mount a orion spaceprobe 3 eq telescope onto the tripod. This equatorial reflector seems like its mounted upside down when tring to view things. Tech support is gone for the holidays and I'm wondering if you could help?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 3,185 Answers

Not upside down---

The eyepiece and focuser is on the FRONT of the telescope. Light enters the tube-- hits the mirror on the bottom-- and bounces back up to the small secondary mirror which reflects it out to the eyepiece.

It's called a Newtonian design--

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Not able to see anything would like how to use cerlestron EQ 114


This is a small reflector style telescope on an equatorial mount. The mount and tripod must be polar aligned in order to be used. Read this:
http://arnholm.org/astro/polar_alignment/index.html

Simply pt the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope, take the scope outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object like a building.

Celestron's manuals are located on this web site-- find your scope and download one for free:

http://www.celestron.com/c3/downloads.php



www.telescopeman.org
www.telescopeman.us
www.telescopeman.info

Aug 13, 2011 | Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ (100 x 114mm)...

1 Answer

How to use Twinstar Atroquest 8 Reflector telescope? I bought this telescope for my daughters and it did not bring any guide to learn hou to use it.


This is a reflector style telescope. Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser. Take it outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object.

If it is on an EQ mount read my EQ mount tip on my profile page. The scope will need to be polar aligned in order to use it properly if the mount is an equatorial.

Mar 20, 2011 | Telescopes

1 Answer

How do you use it


This is a small reflector style telescope on an equatorial mount. The mount must be polar aligned in order to use it. Read my Equatorial mount TIP on my profile page and also read this:

http://www.optcorp.com/product.aspx?pid=3050

Dec 25, 2010 | Bushnell 675x5 EQ Reflector Telescope

1 Answer

Can't see anything and don't know which end is which.


You must have a REFLECTOR style scope with a MIRROR in the bottom. The focuser end is the UP end -- the mirror is on the GROUND end.

You probably have it mounted backwards.

It should look like this:
http://www.telescope.com/control/telescopes/reflector-telescopes/orion-spaceprobe-3-altazimuth-reflector-telescope

Dec 23, 2010 | Edu-Science (10166) Telescope

1 Answer

Where can I get a manual or instructions for the Orion SpaceProbe 3 EQ


Contact Orion directly here:

http://www.telescope.com/control/main/

and here is the manual directly off their web site shown above:
http://content.telescope.com/rsc/img/catalog/product/instructions/IN_208_SpaceProbe3_EQ_B.pdf

Sep 13, 2010 | Orion SpaceProbe 3 EQ Telescope

1 Answer

Telescope working principle


This is a reflector style telescope. It may also be on an equatorial mount. If it is on an EQ mount the mount must be polar aligned first in order to properly use the telescope. That's why we never recommend an EQ mount to a beginner.

However you can read my tips on EQ mounts on my profile page. AND-- read these:

http://www.texasastro.org/telescope.php

http://www.texasastro.org/mounts.php

http://www.astronomyboy.com/eq/

Jul 15, 2010 | Galileo (G118DX) Telescope

1 Answer

Latittude adjustment bolt jammed tight on Celestron 130 EQ, I am thinking of taking it to a repair shop, so I don't damage it in attempting to loosen it (its very jammed)


A machine shop should be able to remove the bolt and re-tap the hole if needed if it is stripped.

OR- you can improve this telescope by improving the MOUNT to something like this.

http://www.telescope.com/control/accessories/mounts-and-tripods/orion-skyview-pro-equatorial-telescope-mount

Jan 11, 2010 | Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope

1 Answer

Seben Navigator II 203-1000mm Reflector Telescope how motor mount


It attaches to the Right Ascension adjustment. You will not find a manual. The motor should slip over the adjustment bolt.

Sep 22, 2009 | Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Telescope

Not finding what you are looking for?
Orion SpaceProbe 130 EQ Telescope Logo

Related Topics:

134 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Orion Telescopes Experts

Joe Lalumia aka...
Joe Lalumia aka...

Level 3 Expert

3185 Answers

Geoffrey White
Geoffrey White

Level 3 Expert

3961 Answers

Are you an Orion Telescope Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...