What is the ideal telescope for those who are just starting out?
- After five months of stargazing and evaluating ten different telescopes, we have concluded that the Celestron NexStar 5SE is the finest telescope for beginning astronomy enthusiasts. With adequate power and an efficient amount of collected light, you can see deep-sky objects with this telescope.
- 1 Why can’t I see anything from my telescope?
- 2 How do I set my telescope to see the moon?
- 3 How do you use a Vivitar telescope?
- 4 Can you use a telescope during the day?
- 5 How do I know where to point my telescope?
- 6 Why can’t I see through my Celestron telescope?
- 7 Why can’t I get my telescope to focus?
Why can’t I see anything from my telescope?
If you are having difficulty locating things via your telescope, check that the finderscope is properly aligned with the telescope. This little scope is mounted to the rear of the telescope, right above the eyepiece holder, and is known as the finderscope. This is best accomplished during the initial setup of the scope.
How do I set my telescope to see the moon?
A low magnification of roughly 50x will allow you to see the entire moon and get a sense of the overall picture. When viewing the moon, however, use a high magnification of at least 150x to get the greatest view possible. The moon is the only object in the sky that can withstand being magnified at a high magnification.
How do you use a Vivitar telescope?
In order to observe the item at a higher magnification, place the 60x eyepiece into the focuser of the telescope. Adjust the focus knob on the focuser so that the item appears crisp in the eyepiece after adjusting the focus knob. The 120x eyepiece should be inserted into the focuser to be able to see the item at even greater magnification. Sharpening the image may be accomplished by adjusting the focus knob.
Can you use a telescope during the day?
Anything may be observed safely throughout the day, provided the telescope is not pointed too close to the Sun, which is not recommended. You’ll be alright as long as you remain out of the sunlight. Make sure you don’t accidently swing the tube in the direction of the Sun while doing this.
How do I know where to point my telescope?
Using your hands, manually orient the telescope as accurately as you can at the target, and then gaze through it. When you look through the telescope, you should be able to see the target in the center of the eyepiece. If it isn’t, use the slow motion control knob or dial on the telescope’s mount to make changes until it is.
Why can’t I see through my Celestron telescope?
If you are unable to see anything clearly through your telescope at night, you should first try using the scope in the daytime. In a reflector, it is the little tube that protrudes from the side of the telescope, almost at the front end of the telescope. Insert your eyepiece into the tube and tighten the setscrew(s) to ensure that it is held firmly in place.
Why can’t I get my telescope to focus?
If you are having trouble getting anything to focus with your refractors, check to see that the star diagonal is always in position between the eyepiece and the telescope, and that the eyepiece is always in the focusing range of the telescope. The Moon should have a distinct edge, and the stars should be focused down to a single point.