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  1. So I'm a few days in to using my new telescope. I've used it every night this week so I'm feeling more and more comfortable with it. When I look at very bright objects such as Venus I understand that their brightness causes the flares I see them around. But I also get this with a lot of fairly bright stars. And finally this morning, I got to see Jupiter for the first time. Only I couldn't see any surface details, not because of its distance, but rather because there was a flare coming off of Jupiter as well. I saw three of its moons, but they didn't have a flare, just the planet itself. I'm using an 80mm refractor , ioptron 8502. I've read that refractors be design have some "flaring" but I feel like it's happening to the extent that I can't even enjoy plants like Jupiter. Also, I'm only viewing it on a 25 mm eyepiece, and a 10mm eyepiece. I Research images of Jupiter online for 80 mm telescope they don't seem to have this glare to them. Understand a lot of them may have used software to edit the photos, but I'm not even seen the color of the planet itself. Just mainly red & blue light coming from the surafce. This is normal for money for my type of telescope?? Do I need to do this "Collimating" that I've read about? Sorry to have so many questions on here, but you guys of been great in all of your help, and it's gotten me a long way from where I began!! Jon
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