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Celestron 114EQ polar setting and Equatorial settings

How do i set the scope up to the correct settings as i live in Oxford UK
and reading a variety of books they all say that i must set the mounts up to my latitude etc but being a total novice i am lost in all the jargon

any help would be most gratfull

thanks Ray

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The ALTITUDE adjustment matches your LATITUDE. I live at 32.5 degrees North latitude. So the scope is first adjusted to 32.5 degrees UP.

Then the Right Ascension is point to Polaris the North star by MOVING the entire scope and mount.

Read my Equatorial mount TIP on my profile page, and read this web site.

http://www.astro-tom.com/tips_and_advice/precision_polar_alignment.htm#Rough%20Polar%20Alignment

Posted on May 05, 2010

Testimonial: "very helpfull far more info than the set up guide i got with the scope Thanks "

  • Joe Lalumia aka TelescopeMan

    You are very welcome. Read my TIPS on my profile page.

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Bought it used and don't know how to use it. no instrustions


good statement but you forgot a question along with details like what it is ,make , model year
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Celestron astromaster 114eq see only pitch black


  1. Get Stellarium or another fine astronomy program
  2. During the day, point the telescope at a part of the landscape about 100 yards away.
  3. Use the lowest power eyepiece (highest number) in the focal tube.
  4. Center the landscape object in the telescope.
  5. Align the finder scope so that it points exactly where the main telescope is.
  6. At night, leave the scope out to reach thermal equilibrium (about an hour for small reflectors and refractors)
  7. If the scope is on a EQ mount, polar align.
  8. Point the finder at the moon. The moon should be in the main scope also.
  9. Practice finding the moon before you start on the planets
  10. Once you are comfortable with the moon and planets, you can go for the deep sky objects

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Manual for TwinStar 1000mm focal length telescope and equatorial mount


Equatorial mounts need to be polar aligned to work correctly. Once the scope is polar aligned (see manual or look online for polar alignment instructions), turn on the RA motor. Loosen your RA and DEC locks and find a object you want to view, The motor should keep the object in view for a while (depends on how good the motor tracks and how good your polar alignment is.) Spending 10 minutes polar alignment on my C8 keeps the object in view for about an hour without adjustment.

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How do you use this telescope?


You point the axis of the scope to the star Polaris and polar align it-- then you put the eyepiece into the focuser. Your best bet is to locate a local astronomy club, the members will help you learn how to use the telescope.

A manual can be found on the Celestron web site here:

http://www.celestron.com/c3/downloads.php

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I have never had a telecope before and have purchased the Celestron 114EQ modelr n 31042 Im looking for step by step instructions on how to use it


Do you have a manual?

This is a small reflector style telescope on an equatorial mount-- the mount must be POLAR ALIGNED in orderr to be used properly. Guess you did not know that when you bought an EQUATORIAL mount.

Read this:
http://www.astronomy.net/articles/4/polaralign.html

Once the scope is polar aligned place the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser. The moon should be your first target at night. the RA knob and the DEC knobs (slow motion controls) are used to keep the object centered in the eyepiece.

Download this free planetarium software --
www.stellarium.org

Aug 25, 2011 | Celestron PowerSeeker 114 EQ Telescope

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Not able to see anything would like how to use cerlestron EQ 114


This is a small reflector style telescope on an equatorial mount. The mount and tripod must be polar aligned in order to be used. Read this:
http://arnholm.org/astro/polar_alignment/index.html

Simply pt the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the telescope, take the scope outside during the day time and practice focusing on a distant object like a building.

Celestron's manuals are located on this web site-- find your scope and download one for free:

http://www.celestron.com/c3/downloads.php



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This is an EQ mount which must be polar aligned in order to be used:

Read This:

http://www.optcorp.com/product.aspx?pid=3050

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Hi where can I find a manual for the Celestron 130 EQ


All of Celestron's manuals are here:

http://www.celestron.com/c3/downloads.php

Your scope is on an equatorial mount which must be polar aligned in order to be used. Read this:

http://www.optcorp.com/product.aspx?pid=3050

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