Quote:I what I'm trying to say is I had Saturn in the middle of the 25 and I quickly changed to the 6,,shouldn't I see Saturn?
Quote:I guess what I'm trying to say is I had Saturn in the middle of the 25 and I quickly changed to the 6,,shouldn't I see Saturn?
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Quote:Thanks for the advice guys. I showed my wife Saturn and she was amazed, she can't wait to see it with the 6mm,,she's hooked, :-)
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Quote:Additional suggestion: if the problem is a misalignment of the finder to the main scope, gang up on the problem. Have your wife keep Saturn in the center after you've gotten it there. She will be the tracking mechanism. Obviously, this will take a bit of practice. Just have her keep Saturn in the center of the low-power field for a few minutes. Center it again and have her keep it there while you adjust the red-dot finder to perfection. She has to override any bumps you impart to the scope. After this has been done, switch to the 6mm and repeat. You will have it.
Quote:Well I did what you guys suggested and it worked great, changed ep a lot faster and let Saturn drift right into view. I did what kfiscus said while I had Saturn in the middle my son adjusted the red dot and now it's dead on. Thanks all
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