Hi Mike, nice report.
Tonight was the first time I had my telescope out in ages, and I was looking at the same objects you were. It took be ages to find Neptune but I eventually got there before the hypothermia set in.. On your diagram there are 2 stars close together to the bottom right of the planet, then one a bit further out. Together they make a kind of elongated triangle and I was able to slew on from this to the target. Only a small grey dot really at around x100, I sure there was a hint of green last time but I didn't catch it tonight. Any higher magnification and it b