chrisormerod Posted March 11, 2016 Share Posted March 11, 2016 (edited) Lovely night for it tonight for once since I bought my second hand 130 skywatcher. Didn't come with lenses so I'm borrowing my first scope 12.5 and 4mm lenses for the time being and wasn't Dissapointed and neither was my 7 year old. Once I located Jupiter without a spotting scope as it didn't come with one which made it quite difficult. He stayed inside in the warm while I struggled away at 830 in the evening trying to line up the scope. Then it came into view a fuzz of light in the eyepiece and I got all excited and turned the focuser knob frantically to focus in and then the amazing sight appeared. A bright disc with 4 smaller discs around it with splashes of colour in the larger disc. I quickly lined up the planet in the centre of the eyepiece and quickly got out my X2 Barlow and replaced the ice piece and put in the 12.5mm again. the disc was now larger and I could clearly see two Redish divisions on the planet with a few light brown areas. I called out my son who came running and got equally excited when he saw what was there. I then changed to the 4mm but wasn't as good quality in colour and focus with and without Barlow but won't forget this and can't wait for another clear night. Edited March 11, 2016 by chrisormerod 9 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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