Ok aside from some pretty healthy Binoculars mounted on a tripod, we have one of these
It's a 4.5 inch reflector on a dodgey equatorial mount. So my question is this...would it be better, as a beginner, to leave this on the mount it has, or try to build a small Dob mount for it?
I haven't really used this scope at all. It belongs to my girlfriends son, and he got bored with it real quick because he couldn't figure it out, so in the closet it went. So my other question is, what kind or detail can you pick out with a 4.5 reflector? Can you see saturns rings? Bands on Jupiter?
Weather permitting, I want to take it out this weekend, but so far that's looking grim.