Quote:So I'm totally bummed out..... Waited all night for the moon to come out and when it finally did all I could see through my scope was a yellow BLOB! Moon was a yellowish color tonight if anyone's wondering why I'm calling it yellow. Clear sky's by the way. I tired using both the 10mm and 20mm lens. For an hour I tried to focus it and still couldn't get a good image. Gave myself a migraine trying so hard to focus it. I could literally see more features on the moon tonight with the naked eye than I could through my new scope. Using AstroMaster 114 for anyone new reading my story. Anyways I'm going to call it a night and probably return the scope tomorrow.
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Few astronomical observations have really changed our perspective on earth's place in the universe. Those that did were made around 1610 with a 20x power, 0.3° field of view telescope, sporting a singlet objective stopped down to 15 mm.
I mostly use small, fast, and (ultra)portable glass: Bushnell Legend 8x42, Pentax PCF WP II 20x60, MiniBorg 60ED, ST-80, EON-80, ST-120, 6" StarBlast.
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Quote:My first thought from your first post was that you were looking at the Moon when it was quite low in the sky (yellowed by atmospheric extinction.)
We mostly come out at night... mostly.
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Quote:I wonder if the corrector that looks to be installed in the focuser is backwards, or if its missing completely.Jim
Quote:I'm so disappointed thanks for all your help though. I just tried using it again while talking with you but still looks like *BLEEP* a giant blurry yellow ball. I want to launch it off my BELCONY!!!
Quote:Patience is key with telescopes. However, this is why I sometimes suggest refractors. In general you won't have much tinkering to do and it can be up and running very quickly.Sometimes I will ask how handy is someone...I got my dad the orion 70mm alt/az refractor because I know him. He would never be able to do collimation. Partially because his hands shake. Take you time and read the manual...or take it back and get the refractor.
Quote:Peter,In the other thread you started, wherein you asked about this scope which had come up for sale, most responses were cautionary about this scooe's quality. However, it shouldn't be so bad as the impression we're getting.
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Quote:Yeah the focuser moves in and out 2''. As I focused in and out the image pretty much stayed the same in size and quality. I would get a quick glimpse of a crater as I focused out. Or at least I hope it was a crater. Other than that the image constantly filled the whole eye piece in or out. The only time I could get the sky and image in one shot was to move the scope so it only picked up half the moon and half the sky.
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Quote:I agree with a earlier post. Take it out during the day and use the highest number (mm) eye piece and try to see something (tree etc). in a reflector it will be up side down but that should not stop you from seeing it.Also check the bore of the eye piece, it might have a filter in it. It might be easier also if you took some pictures of the tube, Eye piece, focuser, inside and out and post them here. Dont worry we will have you sorted out in no time