Thanks so much for your post Timm. That clears it up very well, especially with the picture. I was looking at Jupiter the same other night and was quite impressed with the view-not as good as my 15 reflector but still very impressive detail. Also I noticed a much redder great red spot then in previous observing over the years
Thanks again for your post, clear skies especially for you, Gary
You're welcome - glad it helped.
I was able to do some observing on Jupiter a couple of weeks back, and found that the false color was pretty well managed, even for a doublet. I was looking just as the GRS was spinning out of view but I was able to see the shadow of Io as it crossed and was surprised at how clearly I could see it.
I tried several eyepieces I had including a 3mm, 4mm, 6mm, 7mm and several others, and all performed well. The 3mm was really pushing it though for those optics, and my rather mediocre seeing that night, so I think the 4mm was the best choice for maximum magnification on Jupiter.
The only eyepiece that didn't work was my old WO zoom eyepiece, which I couldn't get in close enough to reach focus with my 2" WO diagonal. Remember, I have the optional rotation piece so I would imagine that if I took that off it would work no problem. I was very pleased with views of several globular and open clusters that I looked at as well. Very nice detail and contrast for a scope of this price point.
I did a bit of autoguiding, to try out and learn the new QHY5L-II Mono camera I have and am really pleased with it, as well as how nicely the WO top mount handle/guide rings/ guide scope worked. WOW, its nice to have a solid hookup for autoguiding, and the easy and convenient use of the Rotolock on the 50mm guidescope is so nice.
More rain in the forecast this week for the Chicago area, and nights are so short for the next month or two, that I just hope I can find a night or two to try using it more. Really looking forward to trying some more images with it, now that I think I can autoguide better.