Sometimes your plans just don't work out. I setup at 7:45pm, and for once, alignment was quickly accomplished. My first target was M45. This one is proving to be a difficult subject. I shot 90 subs @ 60 seconds per sub. Although I went through the focusing process.....and got high numbers, the focuser must have moved during the capture. The image has considerably more nebulosity than my most recent attempt (a definite step forward), but the stars are only semi-focused. Deep Sky stacker gave the images very low registration numbers. So, anyway, I will have to try again in the future. This data is going into the recycle bin.
Althought it was after 11pm by this time, I decided to take another series on the Leo Trio. The result is mediocre, but it is a little better than my last try.
M65, M66, NGC 3628: 60 subs @ 75 seconds per sub, ISO 800
Orion 80mm ST refractor - 400mm FL
Celestron CG5 GT mount (unguided)
Canon 350D (unmodified)