Finally one of the good ones. The entire Aristarchus plateau was perfectly illuminated to show off all it's features. I had plenty of time to finally check out the rille Vallis Shroteri and Montes Harbinger mountains with it's ghost crater Prinz to the east. The plateau was really showing it's all tonight.
I pulled out all the EP's tonight. My 8" SCT was effortlessly going up to 266x using a 15mm Televue DeLite and 2x Barlow. The scope just wasn't running out of gas. At one point I even tried 500x using a 8mm Burgess with Barlow. The image wasn't the sharpest, but it was useable. Not that I ever care to go that high anyway.
I never really used my 8" SCT for lunar as it was mainly a travel scope. Only recently have I been using this scope and to be honest, WOW. This scope is a very capable work horse.