A Guide to the Sky, Telescopes, and Telescope Programs
How to Observe with a Starblast 6i
What follows is cheat sheet for using a Starblast 6i as equipped for Curie Elementary.
NEVER LOOK AT THE SUN. EVER.
Before you head outside, it helps to know what your targets are going to be.
Hint: it's a good idea to do this for the first time in the daylight. It's definitely easier than in the dark.
A video of the above process is on Youtube
Take the End Cap out of the case, put it back on the scope.
Put the Eyepiece in its case. Put the eyepiece cap back on the focuser.
Put the Finder in the bag. If it came with caps, put the finder caps back on.
Turn off anything that was powered on.
Point the scope straight up. Put back in carry case.
Look around with a flashlight for any dropped items (like caps and cases).
Orion's Computer Object Locator is one of the easiest computerized systems available. After aligning on two bright stars (you have to know their names), the computer tells you where to push the scope. This is known as a Push-To system.
Video instructions are available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmHogk9pwlw
Questions or comments? Email:Jeff Martin