Last night was my first time using my AT80EDL. I plan to use it observing the Moon and planets. So on Lunar day 5, I spent the night observing Mare Fecunditatis. Specifically the triple crater set of Bilharz, Atwood, and Naohobu. I observed at 50x, using my ES 11 mm 82; at 70x with my Televue 8mm plossel, 93x with my Clave 6mm Plossel; and 116x 4.8 mm Nagler. I also to a look at the near by crater Langenus.
Because I live in Houston, I plan to spend more time observing the Moon and planets. I bought a shorter, light weight telescope for that purpose. Lunar observing is a new phase for me. I bought What’s Hot on the Moon Tonight?, Andrew Plank and Sky and Telescope’s Field Map of the Moon to help me to plan my observing sessions. I’m looking forward to more time with the Moon.