Entire evening with the 6"f9. Started out tweaking cone error on Polaris, then went to the conjunction for a nice view, albeit through a bare tree, then Alberio, which was beautiful.
After dinner, I was testing out the pointing accuracy of the new mount, slewing to many different stars. Rigel, Alnitak, Alnilam, Betegeuse, Bellatrix, Aldebaran, Atlas, Capella, Castor, Pollux, Procyon, Sirius, Dubhe, Deneb, Sadr, Algol, Alpheratz, Algenib, Markab, Scheat, Almach, some multiple times.
Performance varied a bit. Going around Pegasus, for example, I was seeing errors of about 3 minutes, but it would come back to within seconds of the original star in the tour. Going from Aldebaran to Betelgeuse was off by about 2' but nearly 5' for Rigel and 8' for Sirius. The refraction difference for the temperature and pressure tonight should have only been about 2.6' between Aldebaran and Sirius. Syncing on Pollux and going to Dubhe, even though not a meridian flip, was more like 20' of error. On a long meridian flip, from Alpheratz to Alnitak, it was about 33'. If it's within 28', I can find it in the 19mm Panoptic, so I'm hoping to get it within that range. My drift alignment is now good for about 20 minutes in azimuth and 10 minutes in altitude, so perhaps I need to tweak the altitude some more.
Mars had some nice detail, Almach was lovely, Castor also nicely split. Did not really look for the pup on Sirius. M31 was a smudge, and M42 showed barely any nebulosity. Could easily see the E component of the trap, but wasn't able to consistently pull out the F. Although the moon was full, I was struck by the amount of detail visible.
Called it quits around 10PM with the thermometer reading 20*. The dog was patiently waiting for me up by the house. She loves the cold, and had to run all around as soon as I got to her.