hey, so for a couple years i've been really enjoying reading about space/physics and looking at all the cool pics you guys take...so after endless babbling about it, my fiance got me a celestron 8se scope for christmas. here are my problems i'm hoping you guys can either help me with or direct me to resources (i.e., websites, books) with answes.<br /><br />1) i don't know how to navigate the sky<br />2) i want to understand when to use different eye pieces<br />3) i really want to understand how to use this thing to it's fullest because it can see deep space objects, and i really want to be able to navigate my way there and use the proper equipment for best viewing<br /><br />for instance, let's say i tell the telescope to point at neptune, what focal length eyepiece do you start with to get it focused, and how do you keep moving up for better viewing while keeping it in focus. <br /><br />not only that, i'm not sure i'm getting it aligned right. because when i tell it to look at mars, it points way away from what i think is mars (the only bright, orange "star" that moves west over the south florida sky). <br /><br />i realize even though it's computerized, i need to have navigation skills. i was lucky enough to get saturn on there the other night with a 25mm (which was freakin cool), but i came by it by chance because i thought i was looking at a star until i focused and saw rings. and the most annoying part, the scope said it aligned to the sky when i pointed it at three objects, but saturn wasn't one of the viewing choices in the computer. so it must have thought i was looking elsewhere.<br /><br />fyi, i go on google earth to get my cooridnates and use the naval observatory clock to set the location. and i have eye pieces ranging from 32mm - 4mm with a bunch of filters, so i'm sure i have enough equipment to see a bunch of stuff...I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE IT <br /><br />any ideas on where to go or what to read for a beginner?