LOVE this planet!!! I see it all the time!
Saw this elusive planet while in conjuction with brighter venus.
Bright, observed its crescent phase while it was near the waxing moon shared the view with some other people as well.
Saw this faint fuzzy through the 8 inch at FIU. It is much longer than it is wide, probably leading people to call it the cigar galaxy.
Took 30 minutes to find this object due to an unaligned finder. The view was very underwhelming with the ring nebula only visible as a faint circle/oval. But with my only other observation of this object being in an 8in SCT equipped with a filter my expectations were always high.