Cassinis: this isn't the best this scope has seen it but its the best view this year. Typically it forms a gradient or soft blend that joins the contrasting a and b rings, tonight it was better defined as reflected in the sketch. Nicer nights have it nicely etched.
Globe: not a hint of the Hex spot . Just a uniform grey all the way through save for the EZ. In the past Ive seen a temperate zone but it'd been a while since the .hlobe has presented one bold enough for my 2.7" refractor. Indeed, in 6/10 seeing its quite subtle d en with the 8".
A clean sterile globe.
The Crepe Ring where it crosses the globe was easier than Ring As shadow but both were quite delicate. The dual shadows only showed in the best moments. The shadow of the globe on the rings was far more robust.
Color was a very very subdued cream grey that was virtually colorless.
Best views were at 133x with a 9mm abbé and 2.5x Barlow. Going higher to 162x wasn't bad at all - but it didn't bring anything new to the table.
Didn't bother with filters. It needs more aperture for that.
The nicest view in a while. Not stellar but not bad. Danced around frequently in the seeing.