Observation: April 16, 8:45-10:15 PM.
Equipment: Celestron NexStar 5se, 12.5, 25, and 32 Plossl, x2 barlow, zhumell moon filter, Some binos? (not sure on magnification)
Objects Observed: Saturn, Moon, Alcor/Mizar, Sirius, M81, M82, M42 (Orion Nebula)
Experience: Better then average

Full Report: I began to set up my equipment on the back porch at around 8:30 PM. I then collected the rest of my eyepieces, filters, and such. I took a peek at the moon from the front porch with binoculars as I picked up all my stuff. At around 8:45, the sky began to darken (and me, making usage of all my time) began by turning it over at The Orion/Auriga area. Before I observe, I usually just like scan random parts of the sky (that's how famous people discovered famous things!) and hopefully come across anything unique. Nothing really came across though, but by then the moon had rose over my roof. Thus, the nearly full moon would of made DSO studying nearly impossible for the night, I turned my telescope to the moon and looked at it through 32x, 25, and 12.5 Plossl eyepieces. The 32 simply hurt my eyes, and the 12.5 did not yield me much features (due to the brightness!). I took a look at the craters on the right side (telescope wise) and mapped out a few of the craters. I spent about 15 minutes on it before turning to Saturn, who was nearby. My first real object, I had a rush of memories looking back. This being my first observation since late November. I managed to see the outer rings and barely, just so barely the cut through the rings with the 12.5. I gazed at the beauty for a while. I did notice one of its satellites, orbiting from the Southern edge, slightly to the east. I wasn't sure exactly which one that was. But I always get this feeling when I see the moons of Saturn or Jupiter. Can't wait to observe Jupiter again! So, I resorted to looking at Ursa Major in hopes of something interesting. Taking my daily look at Alcor and Mizar, I split the two delightfully and they greeted me. We talked about politics and the economy for a while, then his wife down South came home and I swerved the telescope over to Dubhe. Not having much experience with DSOs, I did manage to scope out something unique - M81 and M82. Just barely, I saw the patches of clouds and just the tiniest bits of detail in the intense moonlight. Although this was one of my first 10 DSOs. Orion was setting in the horizon, I grabbed the binos and took a quick glance at the classic setting of clouds being sliced by the trees on the horizon. Time was dwindling, and I took a few last looks at the moon - this time putting on the moon filter. I mainly took a bit of staring into the Tycho Crater. I observed and looked at the intense details of the lines coming parallel out of it. Its amazing how such a small (proportionately speaking) rock causes all of that damage on the surface. Luckily Earth has atmosphere...