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We bought a used nexstar 4se and cannot see anything through it. We see light but cannot see objects. Cannot even see my hand in front of the scope, not even a shadow.

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Just go to Celestron's website for downloads for that product, for the manual.
http://www.celestron.com/c2/product.php?CatID=13&ProdID=413#downloads

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The hinge should be to the north. An imaginary line drawn perpendicular from the center of the tilt plate should point to Polaris (the North Star).

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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Locate a local astronomy club and attend their star parties. They will help you with the telescope. NO! Nexstar hand controller do not work on TASCO telescopes. You bought a VERY VERY small 60mm telescope. You would have been better off buying 10x50mm binoculars as your first "telescope".

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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Do you have a fresh set of batteries in the scope? Better to use an outside 12 volt power pack with the Celestron 12 volt "cigarette" lighter cable.

This can be three things:

Low power

Bad cable from hand controller to scope.

Or a broken hand controller

Try fresh batteries first.

Posted on Dec 31, 2009

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The hand controller is stuck in DOWNLOAD mode. Usually cycling the power off and then back on fixes this issue. Is the scope new? If it is take it back to the store and get a replacement (at least get a new hand controller).

The batteries are FRESH I would assume?

Here is Celestron's instructions for fixing these type of problems:

http://www.celestron.com/c3/support3/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=2003

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Contact Celestron here is you continue to have issues with this:

http://www.celestron.com/c3/page.php?PageID=37

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The hand controller is stuck in DOWNLOAD mode. Usually cycling the power off and then back on fixes this issue. Is the scope new? If it is take it back to the store and get a replacement (at least get a new hand controller).

The batteries are FRESH I would assume?

Here is Celestron's instructions for fixing these type of problems:

http://www.celestron.com/c3/support3/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=2003

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This can be three things:

Low power

Bad cable from hand controller to scope.

Or a broken hand controller

Try fresh batteries first.

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Hi there,

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The Nextour is just software that allows you to add objects you wish to see that the telescope will take you too in tour mode. Once you have it aligned of course.

I see this post was almost a year ago so you probably know all this by now.

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