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    I got out Wednesday night for about 30 minutes with my trusty 4.5".  Conditions were poor (still dusk when I started.)  Seeing was pretty bad.  I thought I could make out one band on Saturn, but no Cassini.  Mars was little more than a red "star" near the Beehive.  If anyone needs M44, it's visible even in binoculars and bright Mars points the way right now.  I tried for M51 and M65/66, but conditions were too poor for either in my modest-sized scope in the city.  M3 was a nice fuzzball, though.  No real hint of resolution.  Tell me again why I still have this scope…?  Next time I get out, it's the 10" or bust.