Had a nice night of observing tonight. With the Moon pretty full it wasn't probably as good as it could have been. And don't forget the Moon! Was observing it earlier with my 103s. It is the best object in the sky to me. And can be observed with near any telescope.
It was frosty out there today. My 6 inch F4 looks like it was actually doing imaging as it was frosted over good. 26 F was the temp.
Have you guys ever taken NV for granted? I did today. I was looking at the Orion Nebula, which is really stunning with NV. It and the Swan nebula are probably the best so far in my opinion NV wise. Well, the lagoon is nice also. Anyways, I'm like, oh...I should put in a regular eyepiece and look at Orion. And here I am thinking, wow, I can see the running man but where is Orion (and why the heck can I see the running man). OH! That is Orion!! What a gigantic difference NV makes on nebulas in light pollution!
I did make one mistake. I brought in the NV unit, then thought I should see barnard's loop at 1x. Well, not going to happen as it's now dew full. And I need to get some sleep.
So, yeah. I'm staying up late and going out in 26 degree weather, because NV is that good.