Had very clear skies tonight. In fact, it's the first time I've seen the Milky Way for sure and a little detail at my location (an orange zone with a lot of local light pollution).
Since the sky looked so good I decided to lug the 10 inch dob up from my basement (which is two floors equivalent ...16 foot ceilings).
So my new .7 reducer (Antares from ScopeStuff) works great with room to spare on the 10 inch. I had some really nice views of nebulas tonight. I do believe my 10 inch is currently setup in a way where the mirror must be pushed up a bit. Because I bought a 2 inch extension because I was having some issues with certain eyepieces in the past. Of course this is good news for NV.
Lagoon: Really nice structure. I wouldn't call it as good as the Lagoon at Okie Tex in my 10 inch dob or even my 5 inch refractor there, but it was pretty close as far as brightness. I recall better detail through the eyepiece but it's been awhile.
Swan: This was probably my favorite object of the night. It had very nicely detailed and defined structure.
Eagle: I could actually see the pillars of creation (just a bit). Especially the main one but the image was fairly small in that area with the .7.
Crescent: Nice view of this, not super exciting but that's what it is
NA nebula: Sweeping around this was actually quite neat. It's a totally different view. I really enjoyed it.
Veil: This wasn't that great really. I could see it, but the detail was pretty dim. One of my favorite things I've seen was the Veil with a 16 inch dob in a green sky. Just crazy detail. I could see that same section, but it was pretty dim.
M92: Like other globulars they look good, but not the same type of view you get with an eyepiece in a dark sky. I feel like Globulars (and maybe it's because it is lower power) look like photos of globulars rather than a visual view of them. I also think this maybe because stars get a bit bloated with NV and globulars are super tiny star situations. Not sure what you guys think of Globulars in NV. Of course, it's much brighter than without the NV in a light polluted sky. I think showing this to people who are not astronomy focused would be better than a more defined dimmer one.
Andromeda at 1x looked a bit better tonight.
I get my 6 inch F4 soon. I am hoping to keep that setup upstairs and not have to lug the 10 inch upstairs anymore.
The wind really picked up and it was getting a little cold so I called it for the night.
Really happy with that .7 reducer from Scope Stuff.