Observing Session–July 2, 2018

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.

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