Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:06 AM
Nothing wrong with a smaller aperture, especially unobstructed refractor. One day you may look back on these days with fondness, with a sense of discovery. That's really been my experience coming full circle with 18" Dobs and imaging equipment. Back to basics, back to that very human element of visual observing that I felt 4 decades ago.
So, if you do upgrade, feel free to travel the giant circle of life. It'll be a heck of a journey.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:28 PM
Excellent sketches of Jupiter, a wealth of detail. The subtle shadings are very realistic. All in a 6 inch scope!
This has been a great opposition. I look forward to many more fine views through the telescope and seeing the great sketches here on this forum.
Thanks for posting. Dean
Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:25 AM
Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:38 PM
Just relooking at the thread.