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  1. I know those knobs are the locking knobs, but no matter how much i tighten it, the slow motion knobs just rotate endlessly with no movement in the telescope. Also I mean that after 20 rotations of the slow motion knob, it will loosen and fall off. Then I have to put it back and tighten the screw present on the slow motion knob itself. Please advice on what I'm doing wrong. Thanks.
  2. Whoa, that was fast! Hmmm, that might be the case as after, say, 20 rotations or so they would just come out, and I would have to re-tighten them. But is there a way of knowing that they are actually tightened and they work? Also by 'tighten', do you mean tighten with a screwdriver or manually with hand? Thanks (Edit: Sorry, I hit the reply button twice!)
  3. Hello everyone! I require some help with the Slow Motion Knobs that are present on the EQ mount of my Celestron Astromaster 130EQ. Now I've read about these, and as far as I know it helps me make fine adjustments to the object that I am seeing, so that I can center it in my focuser. But just yesterday I tried using the knobs, but all it is doing is causing the object to shake. No movement is seen how much ever I rotate them. I'm tired of having to manually align the object with the red dot finder every time it disappears from sight. What can I do to make them work? Or do they not work at all? Please advice on what I can do as the last time I posted on this forum I received amazing and prompt responses from everyone, so I am grateful to all. I hope you guys can help me with this as well. Thanks
  4. Hey everyone, Thanks for all the help you guys have given me here on this forum. I'm sure it will be very helpful. I do not have access to my telescope right now, so once I do I will definitely make sure to use all the tips you guys have given me. I will come back to you guys here once I finally have the chance to observe Jupiter again. Again, thank you so much for all the help you guys have given me. Clear skies to everyone!
  5. Hey everyone, Thanks for all the information that all of you have provided me with. The astronomy calculator helped me to actually know what size of the planet I should expect from the eyepiece. But I still have one issue, even after focusing the object into place, it appears too bright to even try and notice anything. The brightness doesn't allow me to notice any surface detail. What can I do to reduce the brightness in order to see some surface detail? Thanks.
  6. Hey everyone. I'm new to this forum as well as to astronomy. I have the Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ. I have been trying to observe Jupiter for some time now. Rarely does it appear due to the cloud cover but when it does, I take the chance. But every time i observe Jupiter, it always ends up looking like a huge bright dot in the sky. I cannot make out any details due to its brightness. I can make out its four moon's with ease, but I cannot make out any cloud belts or features of thee planet itself. I have bought myself the Celestron Astromaster accessory kit, which includes a 15 mm kellner, 6 mm plossl as well as a 2x barlow lens. I also have my 20 mm and 10 mm eyepieces that i received with the telescope itself. I tried using a moon filter, but I'm still not able to make out any details. I feel I am going wrong somewhere as I have seen many people's posts on this forum and other places as well, and they have said it is easy to make out Jupiter's belts on the Celestron Astromaster 130EQ even with the 10 mm eyepiece. I Iive in Bangalore, India, where there is some light pollution, but not much. What am I doing wrong and what should I do to enhance my views of the planet?
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