My first viewing and plenty of questions!!
Firstly, hello to everyone. Now...been out for the first time ever with my telescope and have plenty of question's, probably very basic question's but hopefully somebody can answer some of them. Not the best condition's for viewing tonight but had excellent view of the moon, was so bright could not really see anything else but my question's.
1: getting to grip's with the EQ mount. Pointing north but tried to view west and the scope was pretty much upside down and and balancing the scope was tricky, thought i had it nailed in the house but a few positions outside and it swayed(is this normal).
2:The finderscope, could not get it properly alligned to the main scope, when i did it was loose and flimsy in the holder, read a few articles and it stated to locate the object first through main scope then adjust the finder to that by rotating the screw's in the holder to allign the object but the only way could achieve this was the forementioned result in a loose fitting!!
3: Viewing the moon was excellent but after 20 second's it started to irritate my eye a little and a few times it seemed my eyelid or lash was obstructing the eyepiece but was trying my damnist to keep my eye open fully.
4: I mentioned about the mount and it seemed a lot easier just to pick the whole lot up and move it round to get a better view, i know it's not recomended i do this but seemed the only solution to my problem as i cant twist my body in two different directions!!
Sorry it was so longwinded but are these newbie problems or is this common, thanx 4 listening.
P.S. enjoyed my little excursion out though.