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Old 17-02-2008, 12:01 AM
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EJO is offline
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Perth, Australia
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Need help


I have just purchased my first telescope - a Celestron Astromaster 70eq from Australian Geographic. Don't know what kind of quality 'scope it is. Saw the moon for the first time up close. Awesome! However, I don't know if it is my lack of technique and knowledge, but the 'scope kept moving like it wasn't balanced. Even though I followed instructions to balance it and thought it was, it appeared to be too sensitive. There is also a hole at the back of the latitude section with ridging for something to screw in. I think this is where the rear latitude adjuster/lever is supposed to go. This is missing. Does this help keep the 'scope from moving around? The pictures on the instruction booklet are not clear - some look like they have a rear lat adj lever and some don't. Does this make any sense? Can anyone help this ignoramus? I hope I don't have to lug it all the way back to the shop...

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