The night was clear so figured I could try out the Meade Lightbridge 10” looking at Jupiter. I still had to collimate but getting a lot faster. All four moons were visible and in different positions. Jupiter’s bands were definitely visible.
I tried a number of eyepieces. The low (26 mm) and mid (15 mm) were good but Jupiter was small. The high (9.7 mm) was okay and I could still make out the bands. I tried my highest power (5 mm) but it was too fuzzy. I hadn’t given the telescope much time to cool down and didn’t check the weather conditions beforehand. I am going to do some research into magnification.
I noticed Venus so took a look at it. It was way to bright.