Date 1st Sept 2011. Took out the Helios Quantum-4 20×90 binoculars, hoping to catch my first sighting of Comet Garradd. Was quite esy to find. Just next to Saggita under Collinder 399 (the coathanger).
Under light polluted skies the 8th magnitude Comet jumped out at me. No need to use averted vison either. Looked like a small smudge with a clear brighter centre.
Just proves how good the Helios Quantum-4 20x90s are at “comet chasing”