I recently purchased on Orion xt 6. I like it, it's easy to use. But
am slightly disapointed I can't get in closer. Like Mars is still
pretty small, with the 0.9 lens and 2X Barlow, it still looks like a
little redish dot, about a mm accross.
Saturn looks about half as big as a 1 cent coin with the same lenses,
pretty cool but not close enough to see its moons.
1) What size scope should I get to see fine detail like the moons
around Saturn, to see featurs on mars and jupiter and to see galaxies
like adronoma (sp?) in some detail.
2) If I got the XT12 would that make a big difference? Could I see
those kinds of things with an 8 or 10?
3) How do I find Jupiter, I have no issue finding Saturn?
An amateurs amateur.