I'm in an area with lots of light pollution and wasn't planning on doing much more than just testing the scope and seeing what it could do. But Phil Plait posted an image of the moon earlier this evening and I looked at it thinking "I wonder if I can do better than that?"
I don't know a whole lot about telescopes. My last one was a cheap department store reflector my dad got me back in elementary school. But I know a lot about cameras and optics, and one of the things I ordered right away was a T2 adapter for my Fuji. Also have a 2x Barlow with integrated T2 thread and removable element (so it can be used purely as an extension tube). So after looking at the moon for a bit with a couple of eyepieces, I decided to try to mount the camera. Not enough backfocus to use without the Barlow element, but the half moon just fit the frame with it in.
Got a few good ones. Not perfect. The scope is clearly not designed for this and the base is a bit shaky due to soft rubber feet. Still, not unhappy with the results for a first night out.
Edited by michaelgat, 29 November 2017 - 03:02 AM.