Amazing what can be done through a window (trees blocking the view and street lights and the odd car in the residential area).
Seeing yesterday was terrible (before anyone posts a silly comment: no the heater was not switched on):
1. Mars at 172x (could see easily south polar cap and surface features)
Then 4 hours later:
2. Orion nebula M42/M43 and the 4 stars in Trapezium (was not able to see stars E and F due to bad seeing)
3. Nebula M76 in Orion
4. Crab Nebula M1
5. Could not go on to split Beta Orionis (Rigel) because heavy clouds and rain were drawing in.
I have a field (Orchard) nearby but often too lazy to walk over (5 minutes walk).
Equipement: Vixen VMC 110L on Vixen Mini Porta (mechanically the workmanship and quality of the mount is junk literally; don't buy it).
Edited by Magnetic Field, 11 November 2018 - 04:09 AM.