Scope Setup

Free Video - 23 Minutes

A Sky-Watcher 12" collapsible Dobsonian is unpacked from its two boxes and assembled in the showroom of All-Star Telescope.  View the video to see the process you will follow once your purchase your Dobsonian telescope. 

Free Video - 5 minutes

In this video you will see Ken setting up a Celestron CPC telescope along with recommended accessories.

Free Video - Nine Minutes

In this video you will see how a Celestron NexStar SE telescope can be used during the daytime as well as at night for astronomy.   We show you how to attach a DSLR camera for taking daytime photos or fast exposure photos at night.   All Celestron NexStar SE telescope work exactly the same.  

Free Video - 15 minutes

From opening the box to complete set-up of the Celestron NexStar SE, SLT and Evoltion, this video walks you through the process of getting your new NexStar telescope assembled and ready for a star alignment (covered in Parts 2 & 3).

5 minutes - Free Video

Wade demonstrates the collimation of a SkyWatcher Dob using a laser collimator.

45 Minute Video - rental through Vimeo (One year rental included free of charge with purchase of a Celestron NexStar SE, NexStar SLT or NexStar Evolution from All-Star Telescope.

This 45 minutue video offers you everything you need to know to set-up your Celestron NexStar telescope.   Part one begins with From opening the box to assembling the telescope.   Part two takes you through the alignment process, step-by-step from choosing a good alignment procedure to entering the necessary data into the handcontroller for a successful alignment.  The video even includes the procedure for re-setting the operating language and re-setting the telescope location after traveling to a new location with your telescope.  Part 3 was created outside under the stars where Ken does a both a solar system alignment using the moon and a two star alignment. 

To purchase the full instructional video, including parts two and three,  for the set-up and aligment of the Celestron NexStar, please go to NexStar Set-Up and Alignment where you can purchase access to the video through Vimeo.

Free video - five minutes

A Celestron CPC1100 is set up for viewing and imaging the moon and Venus during the daytime when they are in close proximity to each other.

Free Video - 21 Minutes

the Celestron CGEM mount is set up with a Sky-Watcher Esprit 120 refractor and Orion StarShoot Autoguider along with a piggy-back mounted camera.  With some attention to correct balance and rough polar alignment, the Celestron NightScape camera and Canon 60Da camera complete the set-up.

Customer comment:  

I was finally able to get the new Esprit 120 out for a test drive. WOW! It completely exceeded my expectations!   I really do think this scope is absolutely fabulous and am positive it would give a Takahashi a good run for the money.

Free Video - 2 minutes

See how you can attach a digital single lens reflex camera to the Celestron NexStar 6SE for both daytime and nighttime short exposure photography.   With daytime set-up in the mountains and a nighttime set-up with a full moon, the video illustrates the size of image you capture of the moon with a two types of Canon DSLR's.  

Free video.  5 minutes 36 seconds.

All-Star Telescope shows a typical set-up of a Dobsonian telescope using the Sky-Watcher 8" Dobsonian.

This short video demonstrates the great capabilities and simplicity of the SkyWatcher 1206AZ3.   As a complete telescope for around $400 you can see Saturn's rings, cloud bands on Jupiter, along with dozens of star clusters and galaxies.   The telescope is also a favorite for daytime use in watching wildlife, birds and whale-watching.  You can also attach a DSLR camera with the simple addition of a t-ring.  

Free Video - 4 minutes

The video demonstrates how to attach a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) to a Dobsonial telescope for fast exposure photos of the moon, planets or terrestrial objects.

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