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Just looking for user manual for an atlas explorer telescope. Any idea's where i could find one?

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  • seamusbannon Apr 27, 2010

    a silly question but how do i tell a reflector from a refractor and what's an equatorial mount?

  • seamusbannon Apr 27, 2010

    Thanks for your time Joe L. it is a reflector telescope and i believe it is on an equatorial mount i'm finding it hard to find any information about the atlas explorer telescope although i have sourced a basic user manuel so hopefully that will help with the setup. Do you know anything about the telescope? and is it any good?

  • seamusbannon Apr 28, 2010

    Ok Joe L, I've actually just joined our own astronomy club here in Ireland, so i will liase with them untill i figure it all out. Thank's for your time.

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We need more information. Is this a reflector or a refractor style telescope? Is it on an equatorial mount? They make several different styles.

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  • Joe Lalumia aka TelescopeMan

    A reflector has a mirror in the bottom of the telescope. A refractor has a lens in the front and the eyepiece in the back.

    An equatorial mount must be polar aligned on Polaris before it can be used.

    Read my TIPS on my profile page and read these web sites:

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

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


  • Joe Lalumia aka TelescopeMan

    It will frustrate you- the mount will shake everytime you touch it, and it must be polar aligned in order to work properly.

    Read all of my TIPS on my profile page and try to find a local astronomy club to help you with the telescope.


  • Joe Lalumia aka TelescopeMan

    Great! the astronomy club will help you.

    Clear Skies!


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