Orion XT8i Sears 6333 Refractor Tasco 7TE
Celestron Sky Master 15x70 Binos Orion Sirius 10mm 25mm 32mm UO 7mm HD Ortho Expanse and Agena Astro EWAs 6mm 9mm 15mm Siebert 6.9, 9.9mm StarSplitter (SS) ES 4.7, 6.7 and 11mm 82° N2 Meade 20mm QX70
Quote:James, regarding seeing Solar System objects in the eyepiece, I too have an eyepiece, a 19mm Panoptic, that the moon fills well at about 120X in the 18" f/5, or 130X in the 10" f/10 SCT. But, at our high altitude skies, putting a 9mm Nagler in the 18" and showing Jupiter at 250X, it looks like a huge, striped soccer ball. One night of exceptional seeing and transparency at our 7000 foot/2200 meter site, I added a 2X barlow and did Jupiter and Saturn at over 500X. No problem seeing those planets!If not 2013 there is always 2014, or 2015, or 2016, or ...
Quote:I only use a small 3" refractor and the public love the Moon & Jupiter,the light pollution makes no difference on these bright targets in my experience.They are surprised a small telescope can show so much detail.
Quote:Awesome. You guys really rock.