Hi OIC! Coincidentally I have had my scope for just over 2 years now, and find that I am constantly surprised looking through the eyepiece.
When the optical gods smiled down on me with a scope to die for I knew that I had arrived at a really good place in my life.
Usually in my observing time my mind is relaxed and prepared for maximal information retention.
Catching those split second moments when the seeing settles and putting into context the observations done previously.
For instance, all my time has been spent on Jupiter recently.
Here are some differences noted.
Seeing for me has been wildly variable- 75× was too much one night, since he is low, I use 135× most often.
The seeing and transparency issues are huge concerns for me (all of us?) i.e. a good, still(mostly) night had transparency issues, all the very low contrast details dropped out of view. Another night I had good transparency but the seeing was bad and noted excellent views of some blue/white drama (barges?) in the north temperate region.
I will go out on a limb here, with a sample size of one, but everytime I observe the conditions are subtly different. Sometimes not so subtle.
So you must be a sort of a guerilla hunter, hunting for the right conditions, the right magnification and the right frame of mind.
My best, most sincere advice to all, is to take the time and view with the mind of a child, lost in wonder.
Have no preconceptions.
Have no thoughts from your good or bad day.
Have good tools to power your way.
Be always prepared for those moments of sublimity.
They will arrive!
When they do it will be a moment to be cherished. A beautiful memory.
Astronomy IS pure magic!
The beauty of astronomy is in being able to assimilate those jaw dropping views and incorporting that into our life.
To enrich our lives with a purity that is so sadly lacking in so many aspects of our daily life.
BE that child in wonder BUT have the patience to be amazed!
My breathtaking Mars observation was only a span of half a dozen heartbeats!
The cosmos requires it of us, imho.
Clear skies & Good seeing