So tonight I was out for about the 8th observing run of the last week. This string of clear nights is unheard of so I'm not wasting any of these nights and early morning opportunities.
I've mostly been using the Morpheus, Docter, and ES62's.
I decided at one point that I wanted a barlow to use with the Docter, but I have my barlows in a case inside. So I came into the house and grabbed the barlow. Sitting next to it was my 25mm Zeiss 4-element microscope ortho with an ~50 deg AFOV. I have not been using this eyepiece at all in quite a while which is why it was sitting in my office instead of the case I take outside. I said to myself "why not" and grabbed it.
So I was looking at M52 with I don't even remember which eyepiece and I tossed in the 25mm Zeiss and I was immediately stunned at how good it was and at how well various dark lanes stood out against the sky background. I was trying to figure out why I haven't been using this thing. I ended up spending the next 2 hours using only the 25mm Zeiss and a couple times combined it with the 2x or 3x TV barlows.
The Zeiss was just unbelievable. I observed numerous star clusters and the stars were just absolutely the finest delicate pinpoints you could ask for. I guess I have to move this one back into my main observing case.