Table of Contents INTRODUCTION ........................3 ASSEMBLY..........................5 Setting up the Tripod.......................5 Attaching the Telescope Optical Tube to the Tripod ..............6 Moving the Travel Scope Manually..................6 Installing the Diagonal & Eyepiece ..................7 Installing the Finderscope – Travel Scope 70 only..............7 ...
Congratulations on your purchase of a Celestron Travel Scope. The Travel Scope is made of the highest quality materials to ensure stability and durability. All this adds up to a telescope that gives you a lifetime of pleasure with a minimal amount of maintenance.
This section covers the assembly instructions for your Travel Scope. Your telescope should be set up indoor the first time so that it is easy to identify the various parts and familiarize yourself with the correct assembly procedure before attempting it outdoor. The Travel Scope 70 comes in one box.
Attaching the Telescope O pti cal Tube to the Tri pod Attaching the Telescope O pti cal Tube to the Tri pod The telescope optical tube attaches to the tripod by using the mounting bracket on the bottom of the optical tube (Figure 2-7 shows the Travel Scope 70;...
Installing the Diagonal & Eyepi ece Installing the Diagonal & Eyepi ece The diagonal is a prism that diverts the light at a right angle to the light path of the telescope. This allows you to observe in a position that is more comfortable than if you had to look straight through.
– you will achieve the power but the image will be dark with low contrast because you have magnified it to the maximum possible. For the brightest images with the highest contrast levels, use lower powers. You can purchase optional eyepieces to give you a range of powers you can observe with. Visit the Celestron website to see what is available.
Determi ning Fi eld of View Determi ning Fi eld of View Determining the field of view is important if you want to get an idea of the angular size of the object you are observing. To calculate the actual field of view, divide the apparent field of the eyepiece (supplied by the eyepiece manufacturer) by the magnification.
Up to this point, this manual covered the assembly and basic operation of your telescope. However, to understand your telescope more thoroughly, you need to know a little about the night sky. This section deals with observational astronomy in general and includes information on the night sky. The C elestial C oordi nate System The C elestial C oordi nate System To help find objects in the sky, astronomers use a celestial coordinate system that is similar to our geographical co-...
Moti on of the Stars Moti on of the Stars The daily motion of the Sun across the sky is familiar to even the most casual observer. This daily trek is not the Sun moving as early astronomers thought, but the result of the Earth's rotation. The Earth's rotation also causes the stars to do the same, scribing out a large circle as the Earth completes one rotation.
So, avoid observing the planets when they are low on the horizon or when they are directly over a source of radiating heat, such as a rooftop or chimney. See the "Seeing Conditions" section later in this section. To increase contrast and bring out detail on the planetary surface, try using Celestron eyepiece filters. •...
To center the Sun without looking into the eyepiece, watch the shadow of the telescope tube until it forms a • circular shadow. Observi ng D eep - - Sky O bjects Sky O bjects Observi ng D eep Deep-sky objects are simply those objects outside the boundaries of our solar system. They include star clusters, planetary nebulae, diffuse nebulae, double stars and other galaxies outside our own Milky Way.
Figure 5-1 Star hopping will take some getting used to and objects that don’t have stars near them that are visible to the naked eye are challenging. One such object is M57 (Figure 5-2), the famed Ring Nebula. Here's how to find it: Find the constellation of Lyra, a small parallelogram visible in the summer and fall months.
Seeing Conditi ons Seeing Conditi ons Viewing conditions affect what you can see through your telescope during an observing session. Conditions include transparency, sky illumination, and seeing. Understanding viewing conditions and the effect they have on observing will help you get the most out of your telescope. Transparency Transparency is the clarity of the atmosphere which is affected by clouds, moisture, and other airborne particles.
NOT sealed, the covers should be placed over the openings when not in use. This will prevent contaminants from entering the optical tube. Internal adjustments and cleaning should be done only by the Celestron repair department. If your telescope is in need of internal cleaning, please call the factory for a return authorization number and price quote.
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