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    I had looked at a larger scope such as the ones you suggested but funds are a little tight atm so I'll have to wait until spring. I'd eventually like to get something really big like a 14" reflector. I don't even care if it'd be a PITA to move as long as I can see lots of what space has to offer.

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    Default Re: Boosting my viewing power...

    This is a pretty common question -- so common in fact that I wrote up an exhaustive treatment a while back: A Treatise on Optimizing Planetary Views
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    That's an excellent article. Explains everything I was really wanting to know. Thank you.

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    Welcome to the Forum, enjoy.
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    Default Re: Boosting my viewing power...

    Welcome to the forum! Under nice dark skies your scope should be quite capable on DSOs. All Messier list can be done with 50 mm binoculars and your scope is 70 mm. But for many DSOs you will need to use the lowest power possible so I would suggest to get 42mm Plossl which should give you 21x.

 

 
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