Question about Optics
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.
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.
Posted on Jun 07, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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