After some solar observing earlier, I set up my scope in the twilight and enjoyed the almost full moon.
I used a Baader Hyperion 8-24mm zoom to quickly zoom in and out on interesting features. I found that a light blue filter increased the contrast nicely.
Im very slowly working my way through Charles A Wood’s “Lunar 100” published in Sky and Telescope . Observed the following:
7. Altai Scarp
8. Theophilus, Cyrillus and Catharina
10. Mare Crisium
Once it got um, sort of dark (well, it is Northern Summer with a fullish Moon), I worked my way through a few new Messier objects.
M2 GC Aquarius *
M15 GC Pegasus “Great Pegasus cluster” *
M21 OC Sagittarius
M11 OC Scutum “Wild duck cluster” *
M26 OC Scutum
M16 EN OC Serpens Cauda “Eagle nebula”
And finally, the blue-yellow double star Albireo in Cygnus.