It's here. I spent today working it out, then aligned the finder using terrestrial targets. Overall, I'm quite pleased. Seems Tasco have used the expertise they obtained when they aquired Celestron quite well. They sure needed it.
The last five nights have been glorious. I've been seeing stars down to 6.4 (my record) near zenith using averted vision and I think I may have caught a glimpse of M33 on the same night. The night of April 4th. I even noted the Coma Berenices cluster on the same night. All this with no optical aid at all.
I anticipated tonight with some excitement.
"Verily, I shall smite thee mightily. Let there be cloud."
Outside, now, it's 100% overcast. Satellite imaging from Meteosat doesn't raise my hopes. That front you see over eastern England moved over at about 3pm with only light wind.
There seems to be not enough lunar radiation to clear the clouds, as we all know that clear skies can only happen around the time of the full moon...
"We want a few mad people now. See where the sane ones have landed us!" - George Bernard Shaw
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