Good idea for a thread..….
You guys do get more than your fair share of snow up there...Hope you get to the big scopes...
For classics I am using the Vixen 80mm fluorite
A Televue Petzval design will have wide flat fields
As a happy newcomer to Dobs I wonder how an 8 inch Dob or Newt might frame Jupiter and Saturn?
Finally, I am interested in what eyepieces folks will be trying out?
I have older TV wide field 32. 26. 19 eyepieces a Panoptic 27 but I have grown fond of the Nagler Type 6's 11, 9, 7 82 degrees as well as a Meade 4000 UWA 8.8
Interesting to see what folks recommend
Not sure if anyone answered the Dob question yet but two nights ago I used an Orion XT6, both planets fit with a 20mm Expanse, 14mm ES 68* and a 25mm Plossl. An 8" would yield the same results. You have enough eyepieces to do whatever you want with this conjunction and that telescope.
My ST80 is an old Celestron with the 'hamburger' logo. Don't know if that's "classic" or not but it's probably old enough to order a beer. I had been using it for the conjunction, but now that they fit within my Dobs, I'm using those as the extra resolution from the aperture is impossible to ignore.
Edited by BlueTrane2028, 15 December 2020 - 01:20 PM.