I got my unexpected XT6 last week as a birthday gift from my
Moon is bright so a lot is washed out - I also did not see detail on
Mars - just barely saw red.
Got up early the first morning I had the scope (I live in Naples,
Italy) and took a look at Saturn and Mars.
I saw the dark equatorial bands on either side of the equator on
Jupiter very easily and on Saturn I saw the Cassini division as well
as a dark band of clouds on the equator area.
I can not wait to get this scope into some really dark skies to
peruse some deep sky stuff and clusters.
I love it so far!
--- In skyquest-telescopes@y..., jkadian2001@y... wrote:
> I had the exact same experience. I received my xt6 last week and
> while looking at mars for the first time, I was somewhat
> disappointed. I did not see detail. I thought I might have a bum
> telescope. I got a look at the moon and wow.....it was amazing.
> hope a look at jupiter or saturn will have better results than
> --- In skyquest-telescopes@y..., "I forgot" <joeb4@y...> wrote:
> > What a bummer though...the moon was 93% full! It seemed like it
> > washed out pretty much everything. I tried looking at Mars with
> > 9mm and the 9mm and 2x Shorty Plus - I pretty much saw nothing
> > detail. Is that pretty much what can be expected from Mars
> > these conditions? Or do I need to be worried about optical
> > Both the moon and stars seemed very sharp.
> > I didn't think that the collimation process seemed too
> > almost wonder if I did it right after reading all the posts.
> > Regards!
> > Joe