Short evening of observing, with our first clear night in a while, so just looking at some favorites. Viewed Saturn and Jupiter with the 6" f9 and the C14. Was able to make out Titan, Rhea, Dione, Tethys, and Iapetus with both scopes. The C14 added Enceladus. Mimas was too close to the rings to reliably pull out. Six belts on Jupiter with both scopes, while the C14 brought out more color. I was comparing a NS 25mm ortho with the UO 24mm Koenig in the C14. The ortho gave bit more contrast, revealing a little more structure in the NEB, although it was harder to hold a good eye position with it. The Koenig was a bit warmer in tone. Moving on to some deep sky, the wider field of the Koenig was more advantageous. But for planetary, the ortho is a winner. With a fl of 3910mm, a 25mm gives 156X, which shows a nice sized disk, and it still has good eye relief.
The 6", as always, gave a much better field for M31, M32, M110 and the double cluster, although the C14 made it easier to see the dark lane in M31. On M33, the 6" showed a faint smudge, while the C14 pulled out structure. M13 was resolved nearly as we'll in the 6" as in the C14, but at higher powers the extra light grasp of the larger scope kept the dazzle.