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This is a reflector style telescope. It may also be on an equatorial mount. If it is on an EQ mount the mount must be polar aligned first in order to properly use the telescope. That's why we never recommend an EQ mount to a beginner.

However you can read my tips on EQ mounts on my profile page. AND-- read these:

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

  • Joe Lalumia aka TelescopeMan

    If you want a COMPLETE Astronomy course for your answer -- then join a local Astronomy club.

    Your scope must be polar aligned before it will work properly. We never recommend an EQ mount to a beginner.



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