fullmoon Posted January 20 Share Posted January 20 Hi all, just to let you know I am a complete beginner. My Wife got me a telescope for a late Christmas present. I have the skywatcher explorer 130 eq2. I am (A) struggling how to balance it correctly. It seems balanced but I'm not sure I've done it right and can't find a YouTube video explaining the balancing. (B) Struggling to find Polaris. Yes you heard it right! So, I go outside with the telescope point it north, but no idea where polaris is. I've got my planisphere out, and according to todays date and time, polaris is behind me...... when I'm facing north🤷♂️. I just need a bit of direction and maybe a pointer to some good beginner resources. Hope you can help. Thanks Rich 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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