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Meldrew007

Meade Infinity 76 Telescope

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I have purchased the Meade Infinity 76 telescope. The specs for this are D=76mm F=700mm f/9.2 and P/N 209009. It has come with two eyepieces. A 20mm and a 9mm.

I have also purchased a x2 Barlow lens too.

Is this telescope powerful enough to look at the various planets and stars.

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Welcome!  Yes - I first saw Jupiter and Saturn with that 'scope.  You might not see much detail, but Saturn's rings and Jupiter's belts and four main moons are well within its grasp.  Stars - no problem - go for some clusters, dense groups of stars, again easily done with that 'scope!  And the Moon - you'll be very impressed!

Doug.

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It’s a far better scope than Galileo had, and he discovered Jupiter’s moons with his! You won’t have an issue seeing saturns rings and a bunch of other amazing stuff.

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Just don't expect Hubble telescope views of the planets and you'll be fine.

View of Jupiter in a small telescope:

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Jupiter through the Hubble telescope:

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With the barlow and the 9mm you'll have a magnification of about 155x.

It's right on the limit of the maximum magnification of your 'scope.

Give it a go and see what happens.

It would be a decent magnification for the planets.

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10 hours ago, Meldrew007 said:

I have purchased the Meade Infinity 76 telescope. The specs for this are D=76mm F=700mm f/9.2 and P/N 209009. It has come with two eyepieces. A 20mm and a 9mm.

I have also purchased a x2 Barlow lens too.

Is this telescope powerful enough to look at the various planets and stars.

I have a Vixen 70mm f/12.9 refractor for quick setup/grab and go. I can see Saturn's Cassini division from bortle 9 skies. 

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I have a Meade Lightbridge 12 inch with the Explore Scientific 82 degrees eyepieces.  The camera I used is my Nikon D3200 and I record some videos in HD.  So far I got this picture of Jupiter (best so far).  Pretty sure you can see details with your scope Meldrew007.  Start with a DSLR camera and you will find out.  Good luck!

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