using a 10x50
I looked up nearly due south an high in the sky Orion. I looked at M42 and it was clearly nebulous.
I saw a fuzzy patch and looked with the bino's and saw M45.
I tracked back to Aldebaran and Hyades.
Then looking for Cassiopeia. Took a bit, but it's still pretty high in the sky about to go behind my building.
I see Mirach. Mu, Nu, and M31.
I then locate NGC 884 and NGC 869 aka the double cluster.
It's 15 degrees F.
Not a lot of wind.
I took a long last look at the Orion nebula and went in to write this report.