The sky was far more transparent this morning. The winds were calm and the temperature was 39 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees Celsius).
This time I used 10x50 Celestron Ultima and 15x70 Burgess Optical binoculars to observe C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy), Jupiter, and a number of deep-sky objects. The 15x70s were a bit difficult to hold with one hand but I managed.
Comet Lovejoy had progressed on its northeastward course and was near the fourth-magnitude star Kappa Leonis. It was easily visible through the 15x70s.
DSOs observed included M35, M36, M37, M38, M41, M42 and the Sword of Orion, M44, M45, M46, M47, M67, NGC 2244, NGC 2264, Collinder 65, Collinder 69, Collinder 70, and the Hyades. M46 was the most difficult object to see from my light-polluted backyard.
Sic itur ad astra!
Chance favors the prepared mind.
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.