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    Default Got a new 100mm Mak-Cass GOTO scope



    I received my new scope and also got a set of 5 plossl eyepieces. Unfortunately, my dear Father in Law passed away the day after I got the scope (04/11) and I've not had much opportunity to use it. I did take it out on Tuesday night and saw some fantastic views of Saturn.
    Soon I'll figure out how to polar align the scope, the procedure looks pretty easy, and I'll be off exploring.

    Question about Saturn: Should I be able to see any moons thru my little 4" Mak-Cass scope? I could swear that I saw what I believed to be one of it's moons.

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    You can definitely see Titan. I have seen Rhea in my Mak, which is an inch bigger than yours.
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    Titan for sure; Dione, Rhea and Tethys possibly. Enceladus seems harder to see. This link may help with their positions:
    Saturn's Moons

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnevali View Post
    Titan for sure; Dione, Rhea and Tethys possibly. Enceladus seems harder to see. This link may help with their positions:
    Thanks a lot for that link, that's really cool. I backed it up a few days and the position of Titan is what I remember seeing. I bet it was Titan.

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    eem, are you sure it is a 100 mm not 102 mm?
    the only 100 mm mak-cass I know is a MTO 1000 (that is a cool little thing)
    or is it a LOMO?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greeny View Post
    eem, are you sure it is a 100 mm not 102 mm?
    the only 100 mm mak-cass I know is a MTO 1000 (that is a cool little thing)
    or is it a LOMO?
    Its a Bushnell, they claim its a 100mm.
    It sure was a big hit this weekend camping, locked onto Saturn and amazed everyone. Could make out two of Saturns moons.
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