I just sold my 20" Obsession and of course it clears up that same night (last Sunday).
So I took advantage of rare clear sky and 46degree (warm) temps to spend time with the Orion Nebula using my AP 7" Starfire, Cave 8" RFT and Tasco 10te.
Such different experiences of the same object.
The Cave was best for its wide field view with a Galoc 16. A bit touchy to get focus precise, but quite a bit of real estate to view.
The AP Starfire was just amazing as always, great contrast and detail.
But I spend more time with the Tasco 10te having fun with trying virtually all my .965 EP's. It's interesting that with a larger object with more stars, the smaller size EP's don't feel as narrow.
Bottom line is that I noticed a curious effect; moving from the Cave to the AP to the Tasco, the stars became smaller and tighter, and this changed the entire feel. I actually came to appreciate the views in the Tasco more this way. Absolute pin point stars create a feel of distance, whereas the Cave felt more intimate and the stars felt closer. This in turn made the nebula feel different
All in all a great night with the Classics - after months of clouds it was like a homecoming.