Very nice! I'm looking forward to trying out my new 180 so your results are encouraging. You're not in the US are you?
Thanks! I can vehemently recommend the 180 Mak-Cass for planetary observing…it exemplifies the phrase "planet killer". With Jupiter through the eyepiece, it has more contrast and sharper details than at the same magnification through my friend's 203 SCT…this is further enhanced with orthoscopic eyepieces. And at f/15, you don't have to go through heroics in eyepiece design to reach good magnifications.
No, I'm not in the US—I'm on the Tropic of Capricorn in the middle of Australia. The ecliptic goes through zenith for me.