Tips for using a telescope

When a lot of people have their first telescope, always can’t wait to take out the operation, this kind of mood can understand, but the wrong use and operation method, not only may cause damage to the mirror, more likely to cause irreversible harm to the person.  When using a telescope, you need to pay attention to many things, such as keeping a clear view, keeping the telescope lens away from the sun, and preventing the telescope lens from heat damage.  Follow this guide to understand tips for using a telescope:  

First, the telescope should be checked for damage before use, if there is damage, it will not be able to use.  Therefore, the instrument should be checked carefully before being used.  In particular, damp, cold, and other conditions should be checked.  

Second, the telescope should be used in a smooth place to avoid shaking.  This ensures the accuracy of observation.  If the telescope is used in an unstable place, the observed effect may be degraded, or even the telescope may be damaged.  

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Third, keep your vision clear and try not to point your telescope in direct sunlight.  On the export packaging, it is required to indicate “not used to observe the sun” to prevent eye damage.  Most people, including many telescope enthusiasts, do not understand the problem: the telescope should not be exposed to sunlight, because the telescope has the effect of concentrating light, as the sun’s position changes, once the objective lens is directly in the direction of the sun, the hot spot may damage the eyepiece, or even cause a fire.  This is especially important in desktop telescopes.  Try not to point your telescope in direct sunlight.  

Fourth, when using a telescope, you should carefully observe the surrounding environment to avoid accidents.  

Fifth, the telescope should be cleaned in time after use, clean the lens and telescopic lens.  

When specifically cleaning the lens, we must remember to only clean it when we need it, a little dust will not affect the image quality.  When cleaning, we must use a soft brush or cloth, such as a sable brush or hairdryer to remove dust.  Fingerprints can be very damaging to the lens, so remove them as quickly as possible and always cover the lens when not in use.  

In addition, most digital cameras come with an LCD monitor that comes with the viewfinder, which can pick up fingerprints or other stains that aren’t easy to wipe off. Just dab them gently with a lens cloth.  Also, don’t use hard paper, paper towels, or napkins to clean the lens.  These products contain scratchy wood pulp, which can seriously damage the brittle coating on camera lenses.  When cleaning other parts of the camera, do not use solvent benzene, pesticides, and other volatile substances, to avoid camera deformation or even dissolution.  For example, after the telescope touches dust and besmirch, a usable lens brush takes out the dust first, reapply lens pen or lens cloth to wipe clean.  

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Sixth, the telescope is connected to the tripod, the center of gravity must be balanced, the photographer should not be far away from the equipment, to prevent the imbalance of the center of gravity, wind down, or tripod failure caused by falling.  Your telescope frame is not stable enough. You can attach weights to your telescope frame.  

Seventh, the telescope can be put in a dry, dust-free place when not in use at ordinary times;  When not used for a long time, it can be stored in boxes (pay attention to moisture-proof and collision-proof).  Such as: putting in a desiccant sealed box, avoiding lens mildew (telescope lens is easy to stick on dust, easy to oxidize in a humid environment, affect the observation effect).  

Eighth, do not walk while looking at the telescope, to avoid stepping on dangerous objects and causing personal injury.  

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