I declare by the shine of my great white prosthesis, that I inhabit the polyp-free zone!
Pretty easy procedure, but I slept for about an extra six hours that afternoon and night.
Did anyone else get out tonight? After my Friday night online game session I let Pixie out around 11, only to see breaks in the clouds. I pulled out the recliner, my 8 X 42s and my unused, new 12 X 36 IS. I used Sky Safari on my ipad mini for a map. Soon after I huddled under my blanky it cleared up even more, although it remained somewhat hazy.
I found Vesta and Ceres. Woo hoo! The view of the Pleides through 12 X 36s was stupendous. It looked like a 3D ball hanging in space. I think if I had really studied it I could have seen hints of structure in the Orion neb. M35 was easy.
This is the first time I've done more with IS binocs other than quick looks through someone else's. The number and brightnesses of the dimmest stars I could see corresponded closely with what I could see on S.S., with the star brightness set for mag 8.6. The IS really makes for a clear view. Twice I looked first through my 8 X 42s then at the same view with the 12 X 36 and saw double stars with the latter where I could get only singles with the 8 X 42. I'm not sure what the TFOV is with the 8 X 42s, but it's much wider than the 5* view with the 12 X 36. I find that when I lift the new ones to my eyes in a kinda natural way I tend to look above what I want to see.
Really a fun, but cold little session.