Three FREEZING nights to get one useable photo. Not very efficient! 12/7 it was 11 degrees. 12/8 it got down to 7.2 degrees. Tonight (12/9-10) it is 10.2 degrees.
Night one was a waste, as I was having camera issues.......my fault, not the camera. I shot about 50 frames of the Flame & Horsehead nebulas. The 'bulb' control on the camera took only 15 second exposures instead of 60 seconds.
Night # two went better. I got 60 minutes of data.........but in processing it, it just isn't near enough to get the colors right and still see the Horsehead. I think I'll wait for a dark sky site for this one.
Tonight.....being a glutton for punishment, I went for the Rosette Nebula....NGC 2237-9 with the imbedded open cluster, NGC 2244.
Flame/Horsehead: 60 x 60 seconds, ISO 1600
Rosette/NGC 2244: 67 x 75 seconds, ISO 1600