Originally Posted by eyes
Just realised I have to start a new thread, sorry.
I have recently purchased a second hand ,used 5 times Celestrion 925 CPC telescope and would like to know what sort of items I will be able to see clearly, as when I looked at the stars they still seemed very tiny dots.
will this scope be good for use with a SLR camera, and what else should I know that will be of use to a greenhorn like myself.
Love the site some excellent threads
I have a CPC11, previously had a C9.25. and I reckon you have made an excellent choice.
Both of my scopes held collimation really well so you probably need not worry about that.
Did you get the user manual with it?
Read that about set up and alignment and the scope should take you effortlessly to Nebular, Galaxies, and star clusters (not to mention planets).
If not, you can download from Celestron site as I recall.
If you are local (where are you?) we can arrange for you to come to an observing site and get all the information you require (wit or without your scope).
Above all, seek help, be it at an observing night, or astro book/atlas. Otherwise, if it becomes too hard alone, you may get frustrated and miss the opportunity to develop your interest in the great hobby.
We all started as you did, so we are all happy to share/help. Its part of the fun.