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  1. Greetings! I've had my telescope for a couple of months now and I still didn't get the chance to try the sky align option, I watched some video and tried aligning my scope many times but it never seemed to work. I only use it to watch the moon and I have to manually move it every minute or so because it keeps getting out of frame, how can I set it to track the moon on its own? I wanted to see Saturn a month or two back but I couldn't do it, I'm planning on trying again tomorrow as I'll know where it'll be in relation to the moon and mercury. Any tips you can give me? I really want
  2. Thank you so much! I ordered a mount and I can't wait for it to get here
  3. Greetings! I recently got my first telescope, the NexStar 4SE so far I've only seen the moon and tried to take pictures of it (I'll attach some below). Anyways, it's been a little bit tough for me to take those pictures because my hands shake so much (I use my iPhone 7 to take pictures for now) and if it makes sense the little dot of light never centers with the phones lens?? Any tips for me, am I doing something wrong or is it just that much of a struggle to take a decent picture? I don't mind the struggle, I actually love it gives me a challenge to get better pictures the next time. But I ju
  4. I'm downloading it right now, I can't wait to explore around with this. Thank you so much for your help, Dave! I'll be sure to ask questions if I have any. Much appreciated!
  5. Not a fan of maths but your explanation was great! Now I understand how to calculate the magnification of EPs. Okay so once I actually get the scope delivered, I'll try to get used to it and setting it up and after a while I'll get a higher magnified EP for closer views of the moon and such. Do you have any good recommendations for star atlases? I want to be able to know what and when I can see certain planets and nebulas. I've heard of the star walker app but I still didn't give it a try. Thank you so much for the help, Dave!
  6. Thank you so much Knighty2112, I really appreciate the help! Ronin, I added the location. Light pollution would be your first thought, but I'm not in the city, in the suburbs actually. I read this article http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/09/skywatching-guide-september-equinox-planets-moon-science/ so I thought I'd have a chance of seeing Jupiter before it moves to solar conjunction. Are there any websites that will help on what I can and can't see using a scope during a certain month or day? I hope the article I read is accurate, I'm excited for Saturn on the 26th.
  7. Thanks for the reply. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the scope will come with a 25mm EP. Does a higher number mean it'll be more zoomed in? Like a 6mm would show me the moon's craters? I just did some research on EPs of the sizes you recommended and I mostly found plossls, https://www.amazon.com/Celestron-X-Cel-LX-Eyepiece-1-25-Inch/dp/B0048JF1JY/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1504864472&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=celestron+12mm (I'm not sure if this is plossl or not though) I apologize if I'm asking a lot of questions
  8. Hello! I have some questions about what accessories to get for my Celestron Nexstar 4se. Keep in mind that this'll be my first telescope and I'm really excited to see the moon and planets like Jupiter and Saturn! I looked for starter guides on which accessories are a must but I didn't find any. Will I need specific eye pieces (I know nothing about eye pieces and which ones are better, etc.) to see some planets clearly? I'm fairly new to astronomy so any helpful tip would be great! Thank you
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