Congrats Scott! What’s the eyepiece you’re using with your Meade 10” SCT to get good views of the clusters? Any recommendation? Thanks!
I personally like a mid-range magnification if I can get it. Like 120x to 200x with a nice widefield EP. But on those really tough ones, I have to use my ES 11/82 to achieve 263x and to darken the sky as much as possible. I'd say that keeping a wide enough field that you can detect the glow of them is important.