Last night was 2nd Light for the big Bino, finally! Felt like the real First Light - Went out with a good friend; Transport and assembling took a good while; Sky was some Bortle 4, bit of dust or haze, transparency got better during the session; unfortunatally there was a solid wind; Started with M71 in the Nagler 22 at some 82 x,,, really nice! Partly resolved, clearly more than in my BT 120 ED by Binoptic; M 13 was in the dusty/ hazy area, so not so spectacular, M92 was better, already nicely resolved the the Nagler 12 at 150x; M 56 was nice, a hint of granulation, M 15 in moments without wind really beautifully resolved! In M27 I saw clearly more detail than in the wonderful Binoptic, the western "ear" showed a nice elongated structure; When the wind settled after two hours I got back to M71; much more stable image, more stars! M15 at the 2nd look with less wind was stunning, nicely resolved, beautiful little core,,, M57 showed some structure and elongation,,, I m glad, I opted for the Big Bino Dob instead of some 6" BT,,, hoping for more clear nights with it! Good binocular joy!
Edited by salico, 18 September 2020 - 06:56 AM.