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Everything posted by Daniel-K

  1. hey guys just bought a meade 114 goto telescope and the red dot aligment aint working any ideas?? surley the battery cant be dead only had it 3 days
  2. hi i just bought a meade 114mm goto scope and was woundering if any one can give me some adivce on what else i need to get started as i am very new to all this i want to take pictures but havent got a clue were to start?? thanks guys danny
  3. i have been using 25mm eyepiece. during the day time its hard to see the red dot so i found it hard to align it
  4. yes the dot finder is working i have just checked
  5. yes i set my home location i have done everything the manual say's twice over to make sure i have enterd it all corectly. so here's how i got on last night: first i aligned it north, then level so far so good motor is working fine i just hadn't tight'ned up the arm porperly it then ask me for two star aligment it found capella fine in the eye piece was a bright star so i assumed it was but then on the next one castor there was nothing in my eyepiece maybe i couldnt see it because of the light of the moon i dunno?? but i think im getting there slowly.
  6. i have just gone out now to find the red do finder working but when i tured it round to the moon to get it aligned properly it vanished???
  7. i only got it yesterday from telescope house i aligned the dot finder today and i have switched it on tonight and it's just not working. the mount has been wokring fine till just now im so confused lol
  8. hi helen thank you for your fast reply im at a dead end with it as im new to the hobby i just dont knoe were to start.... when the screen comes on it says align easy: so i press enter then it calcs north and level then does a two star alignment but it doesnt seem like the motor is moving up and the red line alignment aint working im using 8 aa batteries brand new many thanks danny
  9. i have just bought a meade DS-2000 series goto refractor and i just cant seem to get it aligined! i have type in the date the time and location all perfect but when i click go to moon its out by miles or it says moon below horizon????? im so desparte to get this up and running im running out of patience please some one must be able to help!
  10. i am a red. just been looking inbetween the clounds an found m42 orion neb its the first time i have ever seen anything like this in real time and looking at the surface of the moon i already planning to get a bigger scope lol. sorry if i offended any one with my tittle diddnt mean too.
  11. oooops lol wont make that mistake agen. just woundering how big of a scope will i need to start seeing nebular and planets
  12. hi my names danny i have been interested in the universe since i was about 5 but only yesterday got my first scope (22 now) a 3" reflector i have been using binos for a week and typicaly the past week weve had good clear skys over liverpool but sure enough soon as i get mmy scope clouds lol! i would be greatfull for any tips or if any one has any accerories for sale or even a 6" scope for sale i might be intersted. i am hooked on the night sky always wanting to see more. going to a star party in pickerings pasture on the 26th march in liverpool. looking forward to talking to you all and learning everything you guys can offer me
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