I saw some articles about Saturn being at opposition so figured this would be a good time to take the LightBridge out and try it out. Friday night was still cloudy but the weather forecast called for a much warmer weekend. Saturday night looked great. I put the telescope in the garage and waited until 10:00 PM and the kid’s bedtime. The red dot viewfinder worked great. I assumed I needed the eyepiece extension but never could focus with it. So, took it out and there was Saturn.
But, I was a little disappointed. I wasn’t expecting Hubble images. I could see the rings but didn’t seem much better than the ETX. Also, Mars was nearby and we I looked at that, it was just a bigger white dot. I let the kids see and they enjoyed it but not what I was hoping for with a 10” mirror.
After thinking about it, I realized I was only able to use the included 26mm wide angle eyepiece. Without the adapter, I could try the eyepieces I had to for the ETX. Then also realized I hadn’t align it.
So, it was interesting but just brought up a bunch more questions.