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Ok probably a daft question but a m struggling here

I have a Celestron AstroMaster 130 (just purchased) with an EQ3 mount. Followed the instructions regarding setting up and setting it to polar alignment and beleive this is done correctly. However I am unable to see anything where it should be according to the spotting scope.

Can anyone give me an idea on how to set this up?

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I have the same scope as you and found out pretty quickly that the finder was next to uselss.

I got so frustrated trying to use it I nearly gave it all up, why the scope companys put on a piece of equipment that is so rubbish I cannot understand!!

I bought myself a Telrad which looks huge but you get used to it. Once set up the difference is amazing, I just get what I want to view in the centre circle and I'm away.

By far this is the best bit of kit I have bought that makes stargazing a real joy.

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Hi Guys thanks for this, will try setting it u again as per the video

Hopefully skies will be clear tongiht so I an see something I want to rather than just panning around


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