Once the clouds dispersed I moved over to
M44 - The Beehive Cluster in Cancer
I took a quick look at this as I moved over to Iota-1 Cancri. In the moonlit sky only the brightest stars were visible, but they did look impressive without the less contrasty background of the fainter cluster members.
Iota-1 Cancri - Double star in Cancer
This was fairly easy to find thanks to the helpful hints to be found in Turn Left At Orion. This is a very wide double located 170 light years away from Earth. The larger A star is magnitude 4.2 and yellowy-orange in colour whilst the smaller companion, B is a much dimmer mag 6.6 and a deep blue. The colour contrast looked very nice in the scope although the atmospheric disturbances did not help the viewing.