Observation log added (processed from SkySafari list)
User's timezone: Europe/Athens
Observing site: Strada Șugău, România
Session notes: We had an amazing observing session with clear skies after almost 2 weeks of rain and clouds. A clear atmosphere, great seeing and sharp contrast for Saturn, Jupiter and Mars.
I brought my smaller telescope - a 130mm Vixen SF (on a Porta II alt-az mount) mainly because I wanted do some tests and see what it’s capable of. I was glad to meet someone who brought a 250mm Skywatcher - in order to enjoy the best views for planets.
Even if the difference between a 10” a 5” telescope is huge, I’m delighted by the sharp optics of the smaller Vixen, it’s portability and amazing overall performance (in good atmospheric conditions but not a dark sky). The globulars are fuzzy things with stars resolved on the edges, bright planetary nebulas are ok, but galaxies are really just small fuzzy things. Anyway - I was amazed that some objects (NGC 6503 galaxy in Draco, NGC 6638 globular in Sgr) were observable even trough this small 5” reflector.