Besides Mars, I was also sketching few Messiers last night. Here is the first one, M11. This time I kept separately low power and high power sketches, not trying to combine them into one. Both offered beautiful views. At low power, nearby 4 bright stars west from M11 were showing very vivid colors, one reddish, one yellow/orange, and two blue stars. There was some haze going in and out. I could see how it sometimes washed out the colors. In clear moments, the colors were very strong.
M11 was nothing but a small comet like nebular patch around brighter star. It became more alive at 62x, there were more stars and the whole surface was grainy: