The nights are starting to draw in again, albiet slowly, so I managed to grab an hour under the stars for the first time since the end of May. The night became very dewy quickly, with the scope feeling wet within half an hour or so.
Began at BU 659 AQUILA, Mags of 6.1 and 12.0, with a sep of 14.7". The faint companion became visible at 203x, and I had a much better view at 338x. Nothing spectacular but nice after a month or so of not observing.
Next onto an old favourite and one I've not seen in years, 52 AQUILA, aka STF 2583. 6.3, 6.7, with a sep of 1.4". A nice tight pairing of pale yellow stars. Split at 338x.
STF 2593 AQUILA, 8.7, 10.3, witha 12" sep. A good view at 203x, but no colour noted with this pair.
And finally STF 2590 AQUILA,(V1466) 6.5, 10.3, 13.6", Noticed at a lower power (135x).
So only a quick session, but nice to be out again as the nights slowly get darker.
On a side note, I have seen a fair number of noctilucent clouds this season too, with a few faint ones last night.
Although not as good as last year when we had some very bright ones around the solstice.