I am just a seedling in dirt when it comes to astronomy. But I am learning. I bought this telescope, but to be honest I am having troubles. I think I know how to set it up...However, when I looked at the moon it was close...but not super close. When I look at stars they look about as close as if I was looking at them without a telescope.
Long story short...I am looking for a MENTOR. Is anyone open to working with me. I was going to join a club, but COVID has put a damper on that idea.
Thanks for listening.
Welcome, Maple. You will get about 1000 mentors here on CN. A few tips.
Your best bet is to identify a few specific questions and then post them to an appropriate sub-forum. If you aren't specific, it will lead to advice; advice is often based on opinion. Not necessarily the best way to learn since you will get lots of different opinions.
One thing I would suggest is for you to download and play with Stellarium. It is a free software that will allow you to simulate your specific scope focal length using different eyepieces and different targets. Really helpful. Just remember that these programs use photos for objects that were often obtained through time lapse photography. That means you should not always expect to see what is shown on the screen. Especially when it comes to faint galaxies.
Oh, and be sure to describe what your equipment is and what you are most interested in observing.
Edited by KTAZ, 02 June 2020 - 04:46 PM.