Seeing was excellent at around Antoniadi I but poor transparency hampered DSO hunting/sketching so I have to wait a little longer to properly see how much detail a larger aperture scope can pull.
M1 was very hard to sketch with the conditions so poor, just a few fleeting glimpses was all that I was given to make the sketch.
The brighter M42/43 was alot easier but I under clearer skies I should imagine more detail and contrast should be shown.
They say good things come to those that wait well I've had enough of waiting....GIMMEE CLEAR SKIES!!!