So the moon was a bit close to my intended target today. I had out the 10 inch dob and was hoping to see the Horse Head tonight. But it was barely visible tonight. Even the Flame was pretty faint. However, the Orion Nebula was still quite good. The family gave a few oohs and aahs with that one. I also pulled in the Pac-man which was not too bad.
So tonight I gave up a bit early on the NV and switch to the moon. I pulled out the Paracorr 2 and put in the 24 Panoptic. Quite the view with this large aperture. I zoomed in with my new 12.5mm Celestron Ultima...wow, what a view that was.
Do you guys find the Moon washes your NV out a bit? I had average seeing and transparency also...so not a great night conditions wise.