How To Use Your Telescope (Refractor: Equatorial Mount) – My Telescope Series

How To Use Your Telescope (Refractor: Equatorial Mount) – My Telescope Series


Getting started with your telescope can
be a daunting task but don’t let that deter you. Once you get the hang of how to use your telescope you’ll be fascinated by the objects you see in the sky. Loosen both the right ascension and declination knobs so the telescope is completely free to move around. Moving the equatorial mount can be tricky at first but with time it will become intuitive. Use your finder scope to locate your target and then center it in your view. Place the diagonal and the highest focal length eyepiece into the focuser and then tighten the thumbscrews. Now look through your main telescope and turn your focus knob until your target
is crisp. Then lock down your right ascension and declination knobs. To keep these moving targets in view use your fine motion controls. To get better at locating objects practice during the day Visit our website, subscribe to our
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