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About jules857

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  1. Yes, I have both of them turned as far as they will go. While this has made a difference in moving the red dot closer to the tube-centered object, it is still nowhere near it.
  2. You don't matter if you're multiplied by the speed of light squared. Then you energy!
  3. Hi all! Just got started observing with my fantastic new Celestron Nexstar 6SE. And it's amazing. But I'm here to troubleshoot . When I first went out to observe, I noticed a pretty significant disparity in what I saw through the starpointer and through the actual lens. I could have a star, say Polaris, centered on the red laser dot on the starpointer, but when I looked through the actual viewing lens, I'd see nothing and have to toggle with the GoTo until I could get it in view. Or I could center Polaris in the lens but it would be down and left of the dot. So today I've been trying to fix it, so I took the lenses off and looked straight down the tube until I centered an artifical star in it (a christmas ornament, haha). Then I looked into my starpointer with the red laser on, and consistently the red dot is up and to the right of whatever I center the tube/lenses on. Even when I adjusted the alt/az knobs on the starpointer as far as they would go, I had only success in moving the red dot closer to, but still nowhere near the artificial star. My question for all you wonderful telescope experts is, how do I correct this? Is something wrong with my starpointer that I can't turn the knobs far enough to center the dot? Will collimating my scope fix this problem (I'm going to do it anyways when I fix this)? Thank you SO MUCH for anyyyy help. Jordan One image of of the light centered in the red dot, the second is of the light without the dot, the third is my view through the tub of the blue basket upon which my light is sitting, which is what I see with the starpointer centered on the light.
  4. Hi all! I'm JPA, have been saving up for a telescope for months now! I've caught the astronomy bug from my physics classes ;) If anyone could please give me some pointers on what exactly to buy, that would be amazing. I live in the suburbs, so there is some light pollution. I am mainly hoping to observe DSOs but also see some planets. My budget is 500-700$. My main question is, can I see DSOs with a f/10 telescope? Or would a f/5 be better? Secondly, can I attempt imaging with an altaz mount or must it be an equatorial mount? These are the two I'm deciding between. Celestron Nexstar SCT 6SE (f/10, eq, no GOTO, 150mm aperature) https://www.highpointscientific.com/celestron-nexstar-6se-schmidt-cassegrain-computerized-telescope-11068?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_term=CEL-11068&gclid=CjwKCAiA0O7fBRASEiwAYI9QAopdBatvf6EdzfvPaWuyiDXZkR-LVoyOl9HnxNhoYsf7kiEmMILRjRoCKKcQAvD_BwE Celestron SkyProdigy Reflector (f/5, altaz, GOTO, 130mm aperature https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/761152-REG/Celestron_31153_SkyProdigy_130_mm_Reflector.html#sp Any help is greatly appreciated!! Much thanks xx
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