Using a telescope for the first time can be quite daunting. So it’s worth taking the time to get familiar with the telescope and the mount and all of the accessories, so that you can make the most of your time outside and don’t hurt yourself or your new expensive equipment.
Using a telescope for the first time is not the easiest thing to do, expectations need to be realistic.
If you’re going to take the plunge and buy a telescope then think carefully and weigh up all of the options and seek plenty of advice. This article covers some of the things I learned when I got my first reasonable telescope.