The other night afforded what has lately been one of those few clear nights. I did an almost "all nighter", sitting by my scope, enjoying the stillness, and pulling in quite a few DSO's. When getting ready to wind down (about 4 AM), I shifted from DSO's and attempted Saturn and Jupiter, since they were in fairly good positions.
I was using my Celestron Omni 150 XLT Newt @f5, Asi 385, and AsiAir Pro. I had not used this on any planets yet, strictly deep Sky, and some images of the sun a few weeks back. I worked my way down in gain and exposure length to get a "feel" for the targets. I finally got to .001 sec, and gain of 1, with Saturn still being overexposed. Shape was outlined, but zero detail. My feeling is that this may be too fast of a scope for planetary imaging. I also have an 8" SCT @ f10, which hasn't been used much since I got the 385, and Air Pro last fall. I do have a Night Owl focal reducer on order for it, but haven't set it up for EAA just yet. So far, I've been very happy with my EAA experiences, and just wanted to check with those having done this longer than myself.