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Experienced Telescope Users...Please help.

 
AlphaRecon
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Experienced Telescope Users...Please help.
Hey all,

New to GLP and I have to say it's a blast so far! Anyhow, this is to those of you that have a lot of experience with telescopes

I got my very first telescope about a month ago. I got an iOptron SmartStar G R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope. I've used it almost every night since I got it. It has a GPS/Handheld controler blah blah blah. Anyhow, I set it up tonight and I selected the Moon and pushed enter. Scope starts to turn and goes the opposite direction of the moon. So I entered the Moon again and it didn't move. I re-parked the scope and it did it again...ended up on the opposite side of where the moon was. I punched in Orion and it went directly to it. Has anyone ever encountered something like that?
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Re: Experienced Telescope Users...Please help.
Hey all,

New to GLP and I have to say it's a blast so far! Anyhow, this is to those of you that have a lot of experience with telescopes

I got my very first telescope about a month ago. I got an iOptron SmartStar G R80 GoTo GPS Refractor Telescope. I've used it almost every night since I got it. It has a GPS/Handheld controler blah blah blah. Anyhow, I set it up tonight and I selected the Moon and pushed enter. Scope starts to turn and goes the opposite direction of the moon. So I entered the Moon again and it didn't move. I re-parked the scope and it did it again...ended up on the opposite side of where the moon was. I punched in Orion and it went directly to it. Has anyone ever encountered something like that?
1dunno1
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to start with lose the GOTO function and get yourself a starmap.

[link to www.skymaps.com]

here is a freebie.
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Re: Experienced Telescope Users...Please help.
Thanks! Is there a good book to read on scopes? How to get the most out of them, lens etc...you know a Telescopes for Dummies kinda book?
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Thanks! Is there a good book to read on scopes? How to get the most out of them, lens etc...you know a Telescopes for Dummies kinda book?
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watch a lot of queer porn and beat it to the stars on those lonely nights...helps all of us amateur astronomers.
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Re: Experienced Telescope Users...Please help.
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