Bill- I do not know if I wold have seen more using the Ball Lens?
Always hard to tell the exact situations when it will pull far ahead. I know on Mars it was much better most all of the times. I've not given it much use on Jupitter yet so don't know. I've been using the bino for Jupiter most of this season so keep forgetting about the ball lens. Was out last eveing and it really was quite clear and steady so would have been a great opportunity, but when I brought all the equipment in around 2:30am I saw the ball lens sitting on the shelf and could have kicked myself for forgetting
btw - by that time in the morning Orion was up so in addition to a great evening for Jupiter got my first look for the season at M42....niiiiiiice!