I received a 3" Bushnell reflector from my company as a service award. Even before it arrived, I started doing some reading and soon realized that this was not going to be a good scope. OK, no problem. I'd use the opportunity to buy some books and magazines, familiarize myself with the basics, and then take some time to decide whether I wanted to take this further and if so what scope to buy.<br /><br />OK, the scope arrived and I can look at the moon, the crescent of Venus, and the small ball of Jupiter (on one occasion, I glimpsed brief hints of bands).<br /><br />I've read in several places that you can maximize a cheap scope by upgrading the eyepiece, and so I bought a 17mm Orion Plossl (thinking that I could later migrate this lens to a new scope). However, I actually find the image with this lens to be less crisp than with the cheap 20mm lens supplied with the scope.<br /><br />Shouldn't the quality be improved at least somewhat with the Orion lens? Or at least better than the SR20mm lens that came with the Bushnell? What am I missing?