How sharp is the DA* 300? Can it resolve the rings of Saturn?

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How sharp is the DA* 300? Can it resolve the rings of Saturn?
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That's a short exposure with no stacking.  I used the Q, so I could get the most out of the lens without the sensor pitch being a factor.  Aiming was not easy, nor was focusing.

Also looked at Jupiter with it.  It makes a blob about as big across as the width of the rings, but I could not resolve any stripes or other features.

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