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How do i get look at the stars and the moon because i cant see anything?

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We receive many complaints on these scopes. Some of them cannot be focused.

However put rge eyepiece with the largest number writeen on it into the diagonal. Practice focusing on a distant object during the day time. Turn the focus knob slowly.

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

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Cant see anything through the view finder


1. During the day, use the 17mm eyepiece on a object outside (telephone pole, water tower, etc) then align the finder to what you see in the scope.
2. Put in the 7.5mm eyepiece and fine align the red dot finder.
3. At night, point the finder at the moon (less than half moon or the image is too bright without a moon filter) Use the 17mm eyepiece.
4. Once you see the moon, switch to the 7.5mm lens and enjoy.
5. Download Stellarium or any free astronomy software and see what is in your sky tonight. Your scope should be able to see Jupiter and its moons easily.(Saturn, Mars and Venus when the time is right) Open clusters like Pleiades will be nice is this fast scope.
5. If stars are not sharp, you may need to collimate the scope. Look online for general instructions.

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You have to pull the winding stem halfway out so that it's not fully extended but not pushed all the way in. then you can turn it to set the date. As for the moon and stars, it's to show the phase of the moon. You just have to wind the arms around until you get the moon in the right position. Use this site to set it correctly: https://www.watchnetwork.com/moonphase/index.html

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I have an astromaster 70 and im not really seeing anything interesting, just stars a little closer, i was told i could see jupiters moons but i cant really see anything


You need to attend a local star party by a local Astronomy club and get the members to help you.

Download this free monthly star chart:

http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html

Jupiter is not up in the sky right now, during the evening-- however Saturn is up. All the planets follow the ECLIPTIC path across the sky-- the same path the sun followed during the day time.

Objects in the night sky are VERY SMALL-- smaller than the tip of your finger held at arm's length. Tonight try to find M42 the Orion Nebula, and M45 the Pleiades star cluster. See the sky map above.

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Hi ive got a galaxsee tasco telescope but im having trouble seeing anything at night, i've took all the caps off lined up on a star but its just pitch black can you help thanks.


1. During the day, point the scope towards an object and align the finder scope to the telescope.
2. First object at night should be the moon. it will verify your finderscope alignment and you should have a clear view of the moon.
3. Use your lowest power eyepiece (largest number in mm) and point the finderscope to a star. The star should be in the center of the eyepiece.. If not, adjust the finder until it and the scope are centered.
4. You can use your higher power lens on the star nd it should still be in the FOV (field of view)
5. Scope may need to be aligned (collimated). Instructions on this should be included with the scope

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I have just bought my son a NG70CA telescope. Have no manuals and cant find any on the web. As my son is very interested in star gazing..we can see the moon quite clearly but little else. Having seen...


Try to locate a local Astronomy club and attend their star parties. Also download the free monthly star chart at:

www.skymaps.com Objects in the sky are tiny. Your scope must be pointed directly at them or you will not see them in the eyepiece. Make sure the finder scope is aligned with the main tube perfectly. Then use the finder scope to align the telescope.

This may also help you:
http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=810

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Telescope will not focus on moon,stars etc. will focus on ground targets. i know there are 3 different optics and i know there use.are there up grades to make this new telescopes work? i e-mailed tasco of...


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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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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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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