Telescope Set Up Help

Need help with telescope set up or assembly? then a session with one our our Friendly Experts might be just what you need...

Targeted to help beginners or anyone struggling to get to grips with a telescope, these sessions are held on a one to one basis with one of our experts at our showroom in Tring, Hertfordshire.

In the first instance we are happy to help with all brands of manual telescope, and to assist in the set up and alignment of Celestron and Skywatcher computerised telescopes.

We have sessions available to cover;

Basic Assembly Including;

Do you have all the correct parts?

Which Eyepieces to use and when

Finderscope Alignment


What is collimation and how to check?


Duration Approx 35mins Cost £29

Aligning a Celestron or Skywatcher computerised telescope;

Assembly as above

Validate and check all alignment settings for your home/usual viewing location.

Demonstrate alignment routine


Duration Approx 55mins Cost £59

Face to face sessions take place at Tring Astronomy Centre and they start from £29 for the 35 minute basic assembly session, and £59 for the 1 hour session that also covers an alignment routine. 

Bespoke sessions maybe also possible, so if you have a particular need please free to ask and if we can tailor a session for you we will.