posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 09:22 PM
Your scope does not have much more power than most binoculars, and the aperture is too small for astronomy. Download the free program, Stellarium,
and use that to locate astronomical items of interest.
Unfortunately, your scope is a spotting scope, designed for daytime use. If you want to do astronomy, start with a Newtonian reflector with a primary
mirror in the 4.5-6 inch range, and do some research on how to collimate it(align the mirrors). Thats how I started on the cheap, and got far enough
in the hobby to find out where I could access far larger scopes for free. Astronomy clubs are filled with enthusiasts who love sharing their
expensive scopes. You will learn so much from attending club meets that you become an astronomy SME rather quickly.
Once you download Stellarium, take a gander at M13 in Hercules and see if the scope can resolve the cluster. Its a beauty even under low power and
low aperture. If you have no success, get another scope, or take up marksmanship.