Another sleepless night – – –
Did manage to image M5 from the window-sill though. Its a bit tricky to find through the window as it is in an area devoid of bright stars. That is why I tend to use the 80mm with a focal reducer. This is poor optically, but at least it makes the telescope very fast and have a wide field of view, facilitating finding things.
It may be a poor image by Geoff/Damian/Ken/Rob standards, but it beats no image at all!
Compare with the one here with the 8″ SCT from outside; https://roslistonastronomy.uk/not-many-dso-opportunities-left-this-season