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    i got a basic telescope..nothin fancy with computer hook ups or nothin techniqual like. How do i use it to find planets, galaxy and stars? how am i supposed to know where to point it?

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    You need star maps to start with. You could check out Sky and Telescope magazine or Astronomy magazine for their monthly star chart...or look at their websites for starters...

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    You will need to find out where the stars/planets/galaxies are located for your particular area. I am NOT even an amateur astronomer so I understand your dilemma exactly. I found a website http://starryskies.com/ that helps a lot. There are a bunch of virtual planetarium software that are even easier. Check out http://www.starrynight.com. I have not used this software in some time but it was truly awesome then and must still be now. They used to have a trial version but cannot speak to it now. You can also do a web search for "star maps" and such and you will find a plethora of information.

 

 

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