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BryansBelt

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  1. That's what I was waiting for someone to say, as I figured it could be the limitations of my scope. I just bought this one as my first, so I will be keeping it around for a while. Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks for the replies. That website is pretty handy. So with just a 25mm, 10mm, and 2x Barlow, what would you recommend for viewing objects larger? Another ep or a stronger Barlow?
  3. Evening everyone, So, I was able to find my first planet yesterday (Saturn) and it was AWESOME! I know Saturn is one of the easier objects to find, but I am in a light polluted area and barely was able to find it with the naked eye before zooming in. That brings me to my question. I have an Orion Spaceprobe 130ST. I have a 2x Barlow with a 25mm and 10mm EP. I was able to spot it with the 10mm and Barlow, but the size was still small. Is this because of the capability of my eps or my scope? If I remember reading correctly, the maximum magnification of my scope is calculated at aperture 5.1" x 60= ~300x. Is the correct? If so, I am only able to magnify an object 130x with my 2x Barlow and 10mm ep. Hopefully this makes sense to someone. I was really excited to see Saturn and its rings, but I would really love to see it on an even larger scale. Thanks for the help!
  4. Sorry. I thought my scope had a 360 deg dial to rotate the entire scope, but it doesn't. I have an Orion 130ST. Brand new to using one and just trying to figure it out. Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
  5. Sorry if this has been answered somewhere, but I couldn't find anything. I am very new to telescoping and am trying to understand the "azimuth" use. Forgive my stupidity! If my scope is polar aligned north and Saturn is currently at 33 alt and 189 az, to find it I would turn my scope's azimuth dial which rotates the scope and put it at 189. Correct? Then as far as altitude goes, I've read a bit about using your hand, etc to find altitude. Again, sorry if this is way basic for everyone, but dark is coming and I'm anxious to find some things tonight!!
  6. Afternoon everyone. Just joined after purchasing my first telescope, an Orion 130ST. Looking forward to learning more about astronomy and using my scope!
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