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Hi i have an optus telescope when i find a star in my view find or the spacestation orbitating the earth i find it in my view find and when i look through the lens on the scope i see notting and i have start with a 20mm lens i have 9mm and a 12.5mm lens and 2 barlow lens one is x1.5 and the other is x3 please help me get it working if you can

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Your finder is not aligned with your telescope. During the day time focus on a distant small object with the telescope-- then without moving the telescope adjust the crosshairs in the finder to match the telescope.

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Line the scope up to the star using you eye along the scope tube when you get star in view line the small sighting scope up, from then on when you see a star through sighting scope the star can be seen through the main scope.

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When I look at he stars through the telescope it looks no "bigger" than looking at the stars with the naked eye.


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Yes objects in the sky are TINY and DIM. You just cannot point the scope UP and expect to see anything. The scope has a field of view smaller than the tip of your finger held at arms length. That's why we always suggest a pair of binoculars to a beginner because they have a wider field of view which makes finding sky objects easier.

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No the red pointer is not necessary- BUT you will have a harder time aiming the telescope.

Objects in the sky are very tiny. The field of view is about the size of the tip of your finger held at arm's length. VERY small! This is the biggest problem for beginners, the telescope must be pointed DIRECTLY at the object in order to see it. Try for the moon first at night, since it is a BIG target.

Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope focuser. DO NOT use the 2x barlow if you have one. Practice focusing during the day time on a distant object. The image will be upside down, but this is normal.

Read my TIPS on my profile page, and these:
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http://www.texasastro.org/mounts.php

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http://www.paulni.co.uk/images/EarthinPerspective.pdf
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