Oct 16 6:30 a.m.
Couldn't pass up a quick peek at M42 with the 7x50's while enjoying the planets this morning. Nebula was visible in the binos with the bright central stars gleaming away.
Great view of Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury in one section of the sky! Finally saw Mercury, it's been a long wait!
Oct 16 6:18 a.m.
All 4 Galilean moons visible in the 7x50's this morning.