Hey Denise. Your excitement about your new equipment rekindles the same emotions I have had with new builds or acquisitions in years past. Good luck tonight and have fun. By the way, M8 is south, just above the Teapot asterism in Sagittarius. The Big Dipper asterism is north, in Ursa Major. Just an fyi if it helps. I first saw M8 in the 1980s from my suburban backyard in NW IN. It is easy to see in my AZ backyard these days. It looks like a bright knot in the "steam" that is the Milky Way, rising out of the Teapot spout and glowing across the sky. It will look great in the Starblast, as well as the new binos. You can also see M20, the Trifid Nebulae, in the same low power field of view, with the binos or your scope. Your 25mm eyepiece will be your low power (18x), wide field of view choice for finding things, or looking at large extended objects. The 10mm will give you 45x magnification, which will show more detail. You can barlow either one for 2x the mag (36x or 90x), the latter being your choice for planets like Jupiter, Saturn and later on, Mars. For starters, I would use the eyepieces without the Barlow for a while, to get used to the telescope mount and movements. But I would still get a look at Jupiter and Saturn tonight if you can. They are best later when they get higher in the sky to the south.