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Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian

I just bought a Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobsonian and set it up, it came w/ the laser and I centered the mirror. However when I pointed it at mars it appeared to look the same as when I looked through the finder scope. Obviously I have missed something but I can't figure out what. By the way the is the first telescope I have ever owned and know nothing about them.

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Mars is a tiny object at best, needing about 400x to view. We are now fairly well past opposition, so it is even smaller. That power would call for a 3mm eyepiece (6mm with 2x barlow is the equivalent). Try the highest power eyepiece that you have.

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Down the page on the right hand side are the manuals for the Jupiter scope.

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