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Setting up a Telescope

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Last year I got as a present a Celestron AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope.  The telescope is here in our holiday home in Murcia in Spain and I have tried to set it up as per Celestron instructions. Unfortunately I have not been able to set it up. Whilst I think it’s a very straight forward process I can’t make it focus to nearby targets or even long distant objects. I wonder if there is anyone near Murcia that might be able to help me to set it up.

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Welcome Tassos!

Can you post some pictures of where you have got to? Close ups of the focuser will be useful as well as general shots of the telescope set up.


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7 minutes ago, Cornelius Varley said:

watched this video

If that doesn't get you going...

20 minutes ago, Tassos said:

anyone near Murcia

...depends which part of Murcia. I'm in Alicante if all else fails:)


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Can I slightly highjack this post (although it may help the OP too...)??

Having just moved to a 1st floor apartment (with 2 balconies... [1 E->S facing and the other N-> E] without lugging scope to garden, am I going to struggle aligning if I can only align on stars relatively close to each other (i.e. <90deg apart)??



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