Have you ever wanted to know more about the night sky? A telescope is the perfect way to expand your horizons. If you should find a telescope under the tree this year, keep these tips in mind to get the most out of your viewing time. Try to travel outside of the range of city lights for the best viewing experience. Air pollution can also inhibit good viewing, so head for a site with higher elevation. Set your telescope on flat ground and away from buildings and any heat source. Make sure that the site you choose is not subject to vibration, and Don't try to observe through a window. Try to observe objects as they cross the highest point in the sky. This way you will avoid interference from the horizon's atmosphere.