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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That is a tiny 60mm telescope not much larger than a pair of 10x50mm binoculars. You will not find a manual for that scope.
Sorry, but you bought a toy telescope. We call them department store telescopes. Read my TIPS on my profile page. Sky objects are very tiny and most of them are very dim. You should be able to see Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and a few of the brighter sky objects that you can SEE without a telescope.
Buy several good Astronomy books like "Turn Left at Orion" and "Nightwatch" and download the free monthly star chart at www.skymaps.com ; these will help you learn the sky and point the telescope. USE ONLY the eyepiece with the largest number written on it. This is your LOWEST magnification. About 100 power is the MAXIMUM for that size telescope.
During the day time line-up the small finder scope with the main tube. Use the eyepiece with the largest number written on it. Site on a distant object with the main scope. Then line- up the crosshairs on the finder with out moving the main tube so BOTH are pointed at the same object.
Locate a local Astronomy club and attend their star parties. You have a good beginners telescope by the way.
Learn how to collimate the telescope. Watch this video. http://www.andysshotglass.com/Collimating.html