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I was looking through my telescope for the first time and came across this weird star. I think its a celestial donut but im not sure.

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This is because your image is not in focus. So you’re seeing the shadow of the secondary mirror.

You should have a knob near the eyepiece, that you can turn to adjust focus. You need to turn it, one way or another, until the image is as small as possible and as bright as possible.

Good luck!

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This is a heavily de-focused image (possibly taken through cloud looking at the orangeish "glow" to the right). The dark center of the "donut" is the shadow of the secondary mirror centered within the image/pupil coming from the primary mirror. The focus needs to be adjusted until the "donut" shrinks down to sharper points of light or a disc (depending on whether you are looking at a star or an extended object such as the Moon or a planet)

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