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My celestron 114 EQ Is now put together. I have a apple computer

I have a apple computer so I can't use the CD's that came with it. I don't have anything telling me how to use this. I tried looking out of the eye pice but I don't see anything. It's now 11:30pm.

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  • piperp1 Jan 07, 2008

    I'm having essentially the same problem--I can't see anything! Additionally, I'm not really sure how to physically use the top scope?? (I'm an English teacher so all this science stuff is a little foreign to me. However, I live in the country with clear, starry skies, so I REALLY want to learn!) My telescope didn't come with basic operating instructions, and I can't really seem to find any on the net. In basic (very basic) information would really be helpful.



    Thanks~

    Kim :o)



    P.S. My telescope is a Celestron PowerSeeker 114

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    same thing here celestron 114eq i cant see a damn thing .i tried for like an hour at night to see anything but got nothing .all those people that said this model was **** was right .

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Did you start by using your lowest magnification eyepiece? Until you get used to that one it's almost impossible to use the higher powered eyepieces. I was looking too high in the sky and with too much magnification and was having the same problem. Find something like the roof of the garage and then gradually sweep the sky just above it slowly. --- If you can see only black during the day too - there is possibly a misalighnement of mirrors - you can buy a collumating kit from celestron.com - hope this helps.

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