Ok first off - I have this scope: http://meade.telescopes.com/products...UBE_42685.html
It's hard to describe, so I used Celestia and Photoshop to simulate what I am seeing - at 40x planets look like glowing outlines, which I guess is to be expected, but they look far too bright.
At 111x, I get this weird glowing "ghost" around what I'm looking at, it's actually a bit brighter than depicted in the pics, I can see details such as the Cassini division, and ring shadows, I can see two prominent cloud bands on Jupiter, but the ghosts are really annoying - is there a way to fix this? Would better eyepieces help?
The first two pics are how Jupiter appears at 20x and 111x respectively, the second two are how Saturn appears at 40x and 111x...