Hi everybody, I'm new on this forum. I want to say that I've been interested in astronomy since childhood and I'm seriously thinking about becoming a true stargazer. I'm looking for a specific type of telescope that won't give me any problems in lining up an object. When I was a kid somebody had given me a telescope as a gift. It was a rather cheaply made gadget. And I used it to look at the few nighttime objects that were visible in the sky above the city where I lived. I have a bad recollection of the problems I had lining up the object in the telescope's sights. What I mean by that is I had to push the telescope manually to view the object. What I would do is push the telescope to one side and I would completely pass the object I wanted to view. So I would then try to manually adjust the telescope in the opposite direction and the object would speed past the sights again. It was a real pain in the **** to line up the object in the sights. I'm looking to purchase a telescope that has fine tuning knobs for both the declination and right ascension. Knobs that are very similar to those that are used on the scope of a rifle. Any of you who have done target shooting on a range would know what I'm talking about. The knobs should be able to move the telescope at a slow pace so that the object doesn't go zipping by. Can anyone refer me to a make/model of a telescope that will solve this problem?
Edited by erickench, 28 July 2021 - 03:34 PM.