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    Default Celestron Nextstar 4se. First time astronomer.



    Hi,

    I've just bitten the bullet and purchased my very first telescope; a celestron 4se and, after reading numerous reviews, these filters and eye pieces Eyepiece Sets - Celestron 1.25.

    I haven't even taken receipt of the goods yet, but I'd like to be directed to some websites or literature that can help me get a good start at learning to use my new telescope as well as learn the basics of astronomy. I'm as novice as a novice can get and have bought my scope after years of wanting one, but never doing anything about it.

    I want to learn the very basics so I can begin my star gazing with as little fuss as possible, so my learning is as enjoyable as possible, from the outset.

    I live in Adelaide, South Australia, so any info relevant to my location would be much appreciated.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Celestron Nextstar 4se. First time astronomer.

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us!

    Congrats on your new scope and gear purchase! Awesome!

    Firstly, you are presently on one of the best websites around to help you learn this remarkable hobby. Any questions you have or can think of, please feel free to lay them on us and we'll do our very best to help you out.

    Couple of good reads for you:


    Stargazing Basics | Observing & Learning the Night Sky

    Astronomy for Beginners | Getting Started with Backyard Astronomy

    Hopefully some of our friends under the southern celestial hemisphere can chime in with some great guides for the sky in your part of the world.

    A great free software resource to download is Stellarium. It can facilitate learning what is where in the night sky, especially on cloudy nights when you can't take the scope out.

    Welcome, again, to the forum!
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    Default Re: Celestron Nextstar 4se. First time astronomer.

    The stellarium program indispensable and free to boot! You're doing the right thing. Learn as much as you can but don't become overwhelmed.
    Relax and learn the sky. So that you can find all the faint fuzzies. Good luck!

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    Default Re: Celestron Nextstar 4se. First time astronomer.

    Hello and welcome to the forums!
    A nice scope that you have gotten and I hope you have some clear skies to do so observing. Step one is read the manual on how to align the scope a few times and practice setting it up in the daylight so that you are familiar with the process.
    Make sure your finder is in line with the scope will help greatly.
    Here is a site to print off a planisphere so you can help familiarize yourself to the sky.
    If in doubt of anything just come back and ask, someone will always be around to help out.
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    Default Re: Celestron Nextstar 4se. First time astronomer.

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I'll be hitting up my local library to kick me off, and I'll definitely download Stellarium. I'm looking forward to receiving my new scope and setting it io for the first time. I'm sure I'll post more once I have it in my possession.

    Cheers
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    Default Re: Celestron Nextstar 4se. First time astronomer.

    Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your new scope when you get it. As others have said if you need help or advice just ask and a member will assist you. Clear skies.
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    Default Re: Celestron Nextstar 4se. First time astronomer.

    Welcome to the forum and enjoy the 4SE.
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    Default Re: Celestron Nextstar 4se. First time astronomer.

    Hi, Welcome to the Astronomy Forum and congratulations on your new 4SE telescope. Here is a link to a "sticky" thread that has a lot of information on the 4ES written mostly by people who own and use one: All You Ever Wanted to Know about the 4 SE and More
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    Default Re: Celestron Nextstar 4se. First time astronomer.

    Thanks for the link. For some reason all the information is missing. I'll try using my laptop to see if it helps, as I'm using an IPhone to try and read the thread.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Celestron Nextstar 4se. First time astronomer.

    laptop was fine to access the info. I guess IOS isnt a suitable platform for this forum. no biggy!

 

 
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