I share your enthusiasm. I've had my little Orion Starmax 90 for about a
week, and tonight it was clear enough that I could see Cassini's division
and see some color. Saturn was a creamy beige and the outer ring was darker
than the inner. I was able to spot 4 moons lined up on one side of Jupiter,
and was barely able to make out the two large color bands on the planet.
Also found the nebula in Orion for the first time. Not bad for such a small
scope (but now I wonder what it all looks like through an 8 inch Dob). Also
took my first successful afocal shot of the moon and it turned out much
better than expected. Afocal photography isn't too bad after all.
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