My best count for Moon craters with ''rays'' is stuck at 15 since 2011.
Last night here it was some sort of clear sky but the haze illuminated by the Moon was very bright.
Bright double stars are good targets for such nights but...I had not high expectations , actually I had not any expectation at all.
The reason was that two nights ago - Friday night , the turbulence was so miserable I was not able to use higher magnification than 66x on a 3'' reflector.
Last night I started observations with the 200mm Dob and to my surprize ,I was able to split 52 Ori with a nice wide ''black'' space ...actually more of the gray shiny kind.
I used 205x/Celestron Plossl 6mm and 308x/Kasai 4mm Ortho.
The same it happened with 32 Ori , nice split ,so nice like never this Winter.
7 Tauri ,a subarc double star, was too low on the sky.
I searched Omega Leonis , a double star with a separation of 0.831'' and again ,resolved very nice at 205x and clearly split at 308x.
I had not atlas ,memory not very good , I was searching and trying the stars ...here and there.
Searching for Omega Leo I tripped over two unexpected bonus.
A star close to Omega Leo is 6 Leonis with a separation of 36'',very easy,unequal,nice.
Another bonus was a wilde red star , probably a carbon star.
I have difficulties to identify this star.
Stellarium is sending me to a ''custom object'' it call IRC +10216 , which seem to be a dying star.
Or to R Leonis which is a variable star.
Looking to the Color Index I see R Leo have a CI = 1.52 which mean an orange star not the fierry red I saw.
So ,I'm baffled !
(This should be a lesson to me , to behave , sit inside ,do nothing ,watch TV (it is the same ) so avoid to be baffled ... joking !!! )
Best thing is to go out , search and look again ,doesn't matter is very cold.
I finished with a last beautiful split of Propus.
Who know how long will take to have such a low turbulance which allow to see such. beautiful double stars.
Now ,at the very end I intended to be polite with the Moon ,like with an old lady , just to greet.
But this led me in even bigger trouble.
Along the Lunar terminator I saw incredibly nice ,minute details.
I felt my jaws dropping , I saw more rille in the folowing hour than those seen in the last twenty years of stargazing.
It had a price, I made closer acquaintance with cold.