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big thanks to everyone

Postby Al_Rescha » 27 Feb 2013, 23:06

:D Big thanks to everyone who helped me to view last night!
It was wonderful to be able to use my new scope.
I left the scope the way it had been set up and went out this evening to
view. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong but could not see anything :?
Back to the grey background.
It was so clear here in Windygates tonight and I was really excited. Went by the
advice offered last night and persisted for about an hour....still nothing.
Does anyone have any ideas where I might be going wrong ?

Sorry for being such an amatuer but any advice would be helpful.

I'm looking forward to next meeting

Thanks again everyone
Lorna :oops:

Opel star
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Re: big thanks to everyone

Postby Opel star » 28 Feb 2013, 11:59

Hi Lorna,
It was nice to meet you both, thanks for coming along with your scope it looks pretty good. Only thing I can think of is it is out of focus. Make sure the tube rods are fully pulled out .Put in your biggest mm eyepiece first then try and find the brightest thing you can .The moon is good just now :D then twist the focuser that the eyepiece sits in and turn it until you start to get into focus , it might take alot of turning!(the focuser on your scope is the big hexagon nut that your eyepiece sits in)If you are still struggling it might be easier to practice durring the day, its Lot easier to find something to focus on! but they might be upside Dont stand in front of the scope either or the mirror wont see much :wink:
Let me know how you get on.
Thanks Chris

Darren Henderson
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Re: big thanks to everyone

Postby Darren Henderson » 28 Feb 2013, 19:44

I noticed that you had to gently lift the eyepiece up or down then lock it in with the grub screws to achieve a decent focus. If you're still having difficulty bring the scope to the next meeting & you can set it up. This way we can see if you're doing something wrong.

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Re: big thanks to everyone

Postby Al_Rescha » 28 Feb 2013, 22:46

Hey thanks Chris and Darren

Will be outside tomorrow through day and set up. Good advice re eye piece too and thanks again

Lorna :)

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