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What's the problem?

Postby smileykoon » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:38 am

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Hi, being very new to astronomy, I saw this bright object that I thought to be a planet (Venus) and tried to focus on it with my new Nexstar 4SE but this is what I get. What went wrong? I was using the standard eyepiece at that time. Thanks in advance!

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Re: What's the problem?

Postby Hardwarezone » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:16 am

You haven't reach focus yet ......... keep on turning the focus knob in the right direction so the donut get smaller and smaller. It can take a few dozen turns that seem to go on forever.

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Re: What's the problem?

Postby smileykoon » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:30 pm

Thanks! I realized it yesterday and focused till Venus became a small bright dot.. I suppose that's pretty much the most I can see of Venus?

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Re: What's the problem?

Postby Airconvent » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:00 am

Yes. Unless you dimmed down the light further, Venus will be too glaring on a scope.
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