Re: newbie here
Welcome to the forum! I started myself in this about 8 months ago and just yesterday bought my 7th telescope. Believe me, with time and like member neal said, "PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE". I can't stress that enough. And don't get discourage by frustration( and believe, it will come). Just get out there every chance yo get and use the app to help you aim that scope. By the time Orion's Nebula(M42) comes on you will be amazed even with a smal size scope and without a filter. Be aware, you will not see the Nebulas in full color thru the telescope. You will see faint clouds(like smoke), but the beauty will be there nonetheless.
Lunt LS80T, Meade LXD75 Mount, Celestron C6R ASGT on Celestron CG5 GT,Orion AstroView 120mm, Celestron G-8N on GEQ Mount,Discovery 8" Newt on GEQ Mount,Celestron AstroMaster 114,C8 on CG5ASGT, WO Megrez 90mm,Celestron Nexstar 102GT Alt Azimuth, Orion ST80, Orion Starshoot G3 DSCC, Orion SAG Camera, Barska 20X60mm Spoting scope, Tele Vue Sol Searcher,Orion 9x50mm finderscope, Lunt ZOOM EP 7,2MM - 21,5MMES 70° 35mm EP, OPT 40mmEP, ES 68° 35mm Argon Purged WP EP,Orion 12.5mm ICEP,Celestron 8-24MM EP, Lumicon OIII 496, OIII 501, H Alpha 656, H Beta 486 filters, Astronomik 1.25 CLS LP filter