At first I was curious about Delta Cyg (PA 218, Sep 2.71, primary 2.89, companion 6.27, delta M 3.38), so that was the first target of the night. I found it quite easy at 162x and very easy at 243x. Sketch below. Quite nice double. At lower power, the rings did seem to skirt the companion, but at higher power that was not a problem.
I also tried 1 Del (P.A. 350 SEP 0.9 MAG 6.2-8.02) and 13 Del (P.A. 199 SEP 1.5 MAG 5.64-8.24), but was interrupted by an hour of cloud cover and, later, the neighbors roof. These were very difficult. I felt 13 Del was slightly easier and was able to guess the PA. The companion appeared more like a consistent knot than a distinct disc. The rings were rolling a bit, but it seemed to hold steady due south of the primary. Whereas the rings would roll, flare, and knot up a bit around the primary, due south the knot seemed more of a fairly consistent blob of light than a rolling, flaring ring. I cannot say I observed 1 Del companion at all. I followed 1 Delphi right into my neighbors 2 story roof without success.
But, those were just warm ups. First up in Perseus was STF 268 (P.A. 131 SEP 2.7 MAG 6.72-8.5.) This one is easy at 162x and very easy at 320x as shown in the sketch below. I felt the companion had a tiny bit of reddish hue to it, the primary maybe a tiny bit of yellow, or at least off white.
BU 9AB (P.A. 210 SEP 1 MAG 6.42-8.64) was a bit more difficult, but I finally glimpsed a very faint speck about PA 200. This was curious because I failed to spot it on an earlier attempt and ruled it to be too difficult. It certainly is difficult, but not impossible. It's tiny speck of a companion offered a few of those very comfortable "yes" moments.
It's also curious because I had the opposite result with STT 69 ( P.A. 325 SEP 1.5 MAG 6.6-9.13). I had reported it as moderately difficult earlier, but the companion was not visible tonight. So, one did not show then did show, the other showed then did not. Both are pretty tough, one showed and the other did not.
HU 544 (P.A. 102 SEP 1.6 MAG 6.72-8.2) proved a bit easier and was a welcome relief to the grueling observation of BU 9AB and STT 69.
Two remaining very difficult ones closed out the Perseus session: STT 71AB (P.A. 230 SEP 0.8 MAG 6.86-8.66) and 34 Per (P.A. 146 SEP 0.6 MAG 4.72-7.34). Both of these are sub arc second splits, and the only one I felt comfortable enough to include in the sketch and a quite possibly maybe is STT 71AB. There was a little something going on near PA 230, like a small faint point or hump. I had to rule 34 Per as a failure. It's companion was probably too tight and too dim.
Okay, so onto the Dog Star and the Pup (P.A. 83.2 SEP 9.8 MAG -1.46-8.5). Seeing was strange tonight, it seemed to roll between 6 with some dispersion and 8/10 almost regularly like a huge series of waves overhead. But, there were times I could clearly see Sirius' Airy disc and about 7 or 8 well defined rings. (How many folks have seen Sirius this well? Normally it's a blurry mess.) At other times, it was a blurry mess for a few seconds before calming down again. On this one, well, I had a couple of "yes" moments at best. Not the warm kind you feel comfortable calling, though, so I cannot say I saw the Puppy star. I suspected one of those yes moments was an internal reflection right about where the Pup would be, but it became apparent only near the edge of the field. A couple other "yes" moments were rules spurious effects. So, a couple of "yes" moments but no Pup.
I also took a gander at AR Cas (cluster?) and Jove. But, that's a sketch for another thread.
Seeing was fair over the rooftops looking at Delphinus. Seeing seemed good in Perseus, at first, then the discs began to jump around a bit. Looks like about 7/10 for most of the night with alternating periods of 8/10. NELM was about 4 to 4.3, I think TLM in the vicinity of Cassiopeia (which just does skirt the worst of the light dome) was about mag 11.
Anyway, I hate to fail and wish I could have gotten 1 Del, 34 Per, and STT 69. I also did not resolve Atik (P.A. 23 SEP 1 MAG 3.91-6.7) but it does seem doable.