M42 - The Great Nebula in Orion
My first target, now that Orion was nicely placed in the sky, was
With much better seeing than the previous night I turned the 'scope back to
Now that I had the finderscope aligned I went back to Saturn - absolutely amazing - the seeing wasn't great with lots of atmospheric disturbance but with the 10mm EP I got a nice view of the rings plus Titan and Rhea. With the Barlow (upto x200) it occasionaly looked great but the atmospheric disturbance was terrible and the image was shifting around a lot (clouds were rolling in by this point).
With the sky rapidly clouding over I took a look at M31. Very distinct fuzziness in all eyepieces - even stood up to 200x which shows how much light this thing gulps! Seeing was bad enough to mask details (or it could have been the damn street light opposite).
M38 - Open Cluster in Auriga
I have tried to find the Three Amigos several times in the Field but it wasn't until tonight that I finally found one of them -
I observed one meteor that radiated from 5 degrees to the right of Rigel and travelled vertically down leaving little in the way of a trail