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How the telescops work or how I can set It to se the moon or stars?

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Here is the manual for your telescope:
http://www.bushnell.com/manuals/telescopes/78-9003_Deep%20Space.pdf

Put the eyepiece with the largest number written on it into the focuser. Practice focusing on a distant object during the day time. Also line up the small finder scope with the main tube.

Then you can use the small finder to point the telescope toward objects in the night sky.

Download this free monthly starchart, and read my tips on my profile page:
http://skymaps.com/downloads.html

and join this Astronomy Forum
http://www.astronomyforum.net/

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

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I cannot see anything through the lens of my brand new 6 SE. What should I do?


During the day, point the telescope at a part of the landscape about 100 yards away. Use the lowest power eyepiece (highest number) in the focal tube. Center the landscape object in the telescope. Align the finder scope so that it points exactly where the main telescope is. At night, leave the scope out to reach thermal equilibrium (about an hour). Point the finder at the moon. The moon should be in the main scope also. Practice finding the moon before you start on the planets Once you are comfortable with the moon and planets, you can go for the deep sky objects

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Seeing the stars


The stars will always be "points in the sky" no matter what telescope.
The stars should be sharp, focused points in the center of view (more blurry towards the edges because of the stock eyepieces and the fast telescope mirror) if not, the telescope may need collimation. (look at instructions and/or search online. Plenty of instructions on the net.)
  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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Hi, a few days back I purchased Nexstar 4SE. I set it up exactly how it says in the manual still I cannot see any magnifying views from the eye piece. While aligning the telescope I can find the moon from...


Stars will always appear as points. It is not possible to magnify them enough to see them as disks because they are all extremely far away. A telescope will however show you stars and other objects that are too dim to see with the naked eye.

You will be able to see the planets as disks, and even features on the planets, such as the bands on Jupiter, the rings of Saturn and the phases of Venus, and also moons around some planets. There are other objects that will show more detail when magnified, such as nebula. You will be able to see a lot of craters and other detail on the Moon.

Your problem is simply that you are not pointing the telescope at these objects. This seems to be one of those telescopes that "automatically" finds objects, but these so called "go to" scopes only do this when they are set up properly. I can't say what step(s) you have missed, but clearly even if the scope thinks it is pointed at the moon, if you can't see the moon, it is NOT pointed there. The Moon will fill the field of view even with the least powerful eyepiece. If you are seeing stars as points, then the eyepiece is focussed and working properly.

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I have put my sons telescope together but we cannot see through it at all. what could be the problem?


Looking through a telescope requires some understanding. First, It is an extremely powerful magnifier. So you could be looking next to a star and not see a thing.
So here is the best way to set up the scope for observing.
First, Find the moon as it is the easiest to view.
2nd USE THE SMALL FINDER SCOPE with it's cross hairs (if it has them) to locate the moon. It may have to be adjusted to be accurate itself.
3rd Set up the main section of the telescope with the lowest power magnification possible. Don't use the Barlow lens yet.
4th Make sure there are no lens caps in the wrong places.
After you have set it up so that you can locate the moon with the lowest possible magnification of the main scope. Use it to refine the adjustments on the finder scope (if it's possible).
Happy star finding.
P.S. There are some excellent software programs that help you identify some of the objects in the heavens.
Best,
Mark

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You won't get anything from TASCO - these are considered toy telescopes. Put the eyepiece with the LARGEST number written on it into the telescope. DO NOT use the 2X barlow it is useless in such a small telescope.

Your first target should be the moon -- practice focusing on the moon until you can do it easily.

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How to use telescope at night?


Many people have the same problem-- with these small telescopes you are stuck with seeing only the moon, and several other planets, and maybe a few bright star clusters.

These are all TINY objects (except for the moon).... when you look through the telescope you are looking at a section of sky about the size of your fingertip held at arms length-- the scope must be pointed DIRECTLY at the object. Practice on the moon first-- and then try to find Saturn which is up in the sky right now-- it looks like a dim (slightly yellow) star.

Download a free star chart at www.skymaps.com ---

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I have this same issue. A star or planet is vlocked by a circle with 3 prongs - like the mirror holder in the tube.

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1. Read menuals proper.
2.Start sky watching from moon & than planet & after younsee star or constalation.Their no change in star with telescope.But you cansee mor stars in constalation.
3. Take support from books. or astronomy softwares.

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Tasco galaxsee


Nothing------ stars are always JUST STARS no matter what scope you are using. They are too far away to see a disk. Point this scope at Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Mars-- or other star clusters and the moon.

Remember stars are always just points of light-------- using Google look up the "Messier Objects"--- there are 110 of them in the night sky at different times of the year.



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What eyepieces sizes have you used?
Try using the largest eyepieces you have (20mm, 25mm or higher) for a wide field of view. If your eyepiece is to small (maybe 15mm or below) you will have too much magnification and the moon will be a blur.

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