Last updated: 4 January 2007
Subject: Saturn Sent: Monday, January 1, 2007 09:22:31 From: melee (email@example.com) I have a nice little ETX-60. I've never seen Saturn until tonight, as anything other than a tiny, bright point of light. Picked up a X2 Barlow at a local store today... and that, together with my 9mm let me see the planet and rings. I think I sat there for almost 30 minutes, just looking at that beautiful planet :) Even forgot to look at other things, like M42 or M45 (my favorites.) I'll keep and use my ETX, but am looking to upgrade to a nice LX200. I have a 9mm, a 25mm and now a X2 Barlow. If you were to add one more eyepiece to your collection, what would you add? Thanks Lee Shackelford Linkou, TaiwanMike here: With the 2X Barlow Lens you have focal lengths of 25, 12.5, 9, and 4.5mm. Since the ETX-60 is more of a wide field instrument and has a maximum theoretical magnification of about 120X you should probably save your money for that LX200.
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