Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
Hello Kyw0277, hello all,

What works for me best whenever the night skies are not clear and dark, is the exit pupil around 1.5mm, which is historically one of the exit pupils prefered by Charles Messier.
Excellent advice. This is probably why the other night I was able to see (although near the limit of visibility) M101 through tiny, 10X24 binoculars.