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    Quote Originally Posted by jimt View Post

    With a 8/24 zoom and a barlow, you in effect have the equivalent magnifications of a whole case of eyepieces. It is something you should consider while looking at eyepieces. I would buy it again and feel confident in recommending one to our forum members.

    Later when budget and availability allow, you can start to add specialty eyepieces and in the mean time have all the different focal lengths you need. Just an idea.

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    I also suspect that poor seeing is the problem. I'm in North Hertfordshire, not far from you and I rate Saturn as a difficult target in the sky conditions we've been getting in the UK in the past weeks. I'm using a 200mm Newtonian and on a good night 160x magnification will yield glimpses of the Cassini division if I watch carefully. At greater magnifications the image starts to dissolve as if looking through a piece of gauze.

    I find focussing on Saturn is very difficult when the seeing is poor. One trick I use is to focus on a star using a Bahtinov mask, and then switch to Saturn leaving the focus as it is.
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    Default Re: Saturn in a Telescope

    Have u been able to see hexagon on top of the Saturn ? I just saw that in one of the images ? Can anyone share the actual images of saturn as seen from telescope.

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