I used my 12x60 Binos, and never even thought to grab the scope that was 6 feet from me. I used the XT6 on Mars, and the double-double, the remainder of the night was all with my binos. I find I do that a lot. Just less hassle, I guess and my boys and I can view all at the same time. Out from 9PM - 11PM. Nebula hunting. Omega M-17, Eagle M-16, Lagoon M-8, Trifid M-20, Some nebulosity around Cassi. (Maybe Heart and Soul, it was very faint). The remainder of the night was on doubles and M13. Then Mars with the XT6, and trying out my new Celestron, X-Cel 18mm, again. This is an amazing EP. I will be replacing my 6mm Omni with a 7mm X-Cel.