Got the old EQ6 mount tracking after 3 years stood gathering dust. Just in time for...

comet Q2 lovejoy

20:45 CET: Q2 passing through Aires

Then, just to check the tracking. A few minutes later...
M42 in Orion

nikon D40: 30' with 300mm lens at f4.5 and f8 respectively

Big thanks to Julie for not only cleaning the mount but also for sweeping the terrace afterwards.