We started around 8.15 when Venus and the 2nd day Moon were easily seen naked eye - a short while later, also in the daylight, we could make out Pleiades with the 25x100 binoculars.
The Winter Triangle soon became visible but with Sirius so low it surely won't be around for much longer.
The open clusters around Auriga were seen in the big bonoculars as the sky darkened (it's never very dark where we live - street lights, security light next door etc). Nice to see M35, M37, M36 and the Perseus double cluster again.
I can never split Mizar/Alcor naked eye, Susan can, but with the 15mm eyepiece on the 8" Dob Mizar itself was comfortably split.
We moved to Regulus which is allegedly a 4 star system and Regulus itself should be split with binoculars! One day I'll work out where its companion is. Algieba was much easier - split with the Dob again at x 80.
No meteors were seen though Vega was rising by 9.30 - I was dreaming a bit there but hopefully in a day or two and a liitle later.......
Nothing exciting but it was good to get some of the equipment out after a lean spell and revisit some old friends.