The weather here has been lots of rain and there’s also been smoke/haze from the fires in the western US. Fortunately two days ago, Friday evening followed a clear, breezy day with clear skies so I was able to observe Saturn around 9:30 pm and Jupiter a little less than an hour later. I am a rank beginner so I can’t say if the “seeing “ was average or better, but I can say I was thrilled to be able to see Saturn, make out the rings and see Jupiter and four of its moons. Close to 11 pm I was able to see two bands across Jupiter.
This is a first for me, so of course I was excited and happy that I had recently acquired my 6.5 HD60 eyepiece. It was easier for me to track Jupiter with that as compared to the 10mm ep with a narrower view. I was hoping to see them again tonight but it’s been pretty hazy all day.
Bener, welcome to Cloudy Nights. I'm glad you enjoyed your first sights of Saturn and Jupiter. In some ways it only gets better from here as you learn how to make the most of your gear and judge the sky conditions so you'll have an idea what to expect even before you set your scope up. That said, you never forget your first sighting.