It was cloudy the first half of the night, and the forecast called for rain, so I didn’t set up the scopes. But there were some patches in the clouds, and I looked through club member Derek's 12-inch Dob (I think it’s 12 inches), and he had it trained on M81 & M82. Under those dark skies, they just jumped right out! They were so easy to see. It was amazing. I couldn’t wait to image!