My wife is an (avid) beginner, and bought a Saxon 1149EQ reflector a year or so ago. https://www.saxon.co...scope.html.html
She really enjoys using it - but TBH I think she's a bit disappointed with what she can see with it.
Mars, for example, is just a bigger blob, and while Saturn is admittedly a great sight, it's still like a little cartoon version - almost an emoji!
Not really in line with the description on the store website "a good introductory scope for lunar, planetary and bright nebulae viewing".
I think she was hoping to see nebulae, close ups of Saturn, that kind of thing.
My question is please - is this a decent upgrade? It is absolutely right at the top of our budget: https://telescopes.n...onian-telescope
Many thanks for any advice!