Alain Townsend

Oxford UK

Cannon 300D mounted on a 200mm flextube Skywatcher Dobsonian with the tube shortened by ~2 inches to allow the camera to reach focus. 1/125 s exposure ISO400 RAW image with very slightly increased saturation and sharpening, converted to jpg.

This is my first attempt at astrophotography. In a break between the clouds the moon looked beautiful at ~9.30pm last night so having learned how to attach the camera and focus it I took several exposures in the minutes available before the clouds returned.