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Orion xt 10

I am just about a complete astronomy novice. I bought an orion xt10. I bought it through C-7 and paid for them to collimate it and had it delivered. I followed the manual to set it up. I have not set up the intelli-scope locating device. Thus, I do it "manually" for now. When I look through the skyscope to locate an object and put it on the cross-hairs, I then look through the eyepiece (provided by orion through telescope purchase and it appears that I cannot see the target any more magnified or clearer than the skyscope. I've tried the other eyepiece that came with it, and I have also tried it with the light pollution filter and still - nothing. What am I doing wrong?

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  • psi_phi_1 Feb 06, 2008

    still not getting any more magnification or focus without using filter as drummernick suggested...I sincerely appreciate you trying to help me...thx

  • psi_phi_1 Feb 06, 2008

    still not getting any more magnification or focus without using filter as drummernick suggested...I sincerely appreciate you trying to help me...thx

  • psi_phi_1 Feb 06, 2008

    still not getting any more magnification or focus without using filter as drummernick suggested...I sincerely appreciate you trying to help me...thx

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Well, I'll try to help... maybe you have placed the secondary mirror the other way around...

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Sounds like bad filter not focases in corect ok i would return it cuse these are usally relly clear thx nick

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    ya vote me as fix ya then thats all i have i bet bad lens

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