I spent a good part of last night checking out your Figure 8. I used a 125mm binoscope (Jochen Schell's work of art, made using two Borg 125 EDs and large Matsumoto EMS) at 20x to 32x. My observing site is probably worse than yours and my eyes certainly are, so that's not cheating compared to you with your Aspectems, I feel.
Rooting around, I quickly saw a squashed sort of Figure 8. A star chain through its middle lead out and northwards to a distinct condensation of stars that looked like it should have a name, so I looked in the Interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas: Aha, Bica 1 and Bica 2, nice!
However, comparing the map to your screenshot, I saw my Figure 8 was the wrong one. And Bica 1 + 2 is involved in your figure. Back to the eyepiece: yes, now I got it. I started concentrating on the reddish hue of the brightest star in Bica 2, and went back to the map and screenshot to sort things out.
Hell's bells, I had a "wrong" Figure 8 once again! Back to the eyepiece again. Now, third try, I got your 8 matching your screenshot.
What all this shows is that there are so many star chains, arcs and ellipses in this region that each observer will probably see different things, and one observer will find all sorts of things depending on the instrument used.
I enjoyed this session enormously. It was a great opportunity to case out the region of Bica 1 + 2, which has long interested me. (I wrote a piece on the region last year, which may interest those who can read German: https://www.freunde-...tionen/cyg-ob2/ ). Now, after last night's intense perusal, I feel visually really at home there.
Asterisms have two functions: One is plain aesthetic pleasure. The other is providing orientation in star fields. Your 8 and the others I saw last night are all hugely useful in providing orientation in this otherwise seemingly structureless field.