Had my best night of seeing yet for this apparition, tonight looks even better. Only bad part was I froze my butt off at 14 degrees fahrenheit for 1 hour. About the image, I went for a nice natural look and appearance in processing then enlarged and went after detail in the N. Polar Cap. The dark areas of the cap, rifts I think, have been confirmed in other images. There is a 25 minute difference in the animation frames. Comments always appreciated. Taken with a C11 and DBK.
Thanks! Both of those scopes would be good, but the best scopes for planetary work are Newts. I prefer an SCT though. If I had a permanent mount/observatory, I'd go for a 16 inch Newt, but I'd say 12 inch SCT is about the biggest one guy can handle. I'm fairly big and stocky, and setting up the C11 isn't exactly easy.