So, I finally got around to taking my scope out of the apartment. It really is an excellent instrument. A very nice size, yet still portable: the scope itself easily fits in my backpack, and the mount is fairly light and portable. Very cool! As a result, I finally got a chance to view Saturn! What a view! The planet and its rings were easily visible, with some atmospheric banding visible. Two of its moons, Titan and Rhea, were also visible. Too bad I still don’t read star charts well, otherwise I could have added some more open clusters to my list. :)