You mean you never picked up the wrong eyepiece or Barlow? I can't believe anyone is that awake. Explain what is "empty magnification," in high tech terms and simple for a simple guy. Yeah, Parker can't hear you.
He can't get it thru his head that we in FL can use insane powers on super nites. That Cave he though was so so was a 550x killer in my skies. Seeing makes all the diff in the world.