And I did not have a scope with me. I had just taken my 6" F8 out of my truck, and my little ext70 was at my shop. I did however have my 10x50 binos and I enjoyed the treat. In about five minutes I spotted Andromeda, M81, M82, and a plethora of other clusters and galaxy as I scanned the skies. I need to leave a scope over at the farm for surprise nights like that.