First Try at Astrophotography

Caroline bought me a telescope for my birthday. Tonight was the first night since then that it's been clear and I've been at home. I went out onto the balcony to have a go at some astrophotography!

It's pretty difficult to focus the telescope with the camera attached, since touching the focus rings causes the whole thing to shake. So I'm not convinced that I got it spot on. It was pretty close though. 

I managed to get 9 shots of the Orion Nebula before it clouded over. Each one had a 3s exposure time, and was ISO 12800. Below is the result of stacking the 9 images, and running them through some NIK collection filters.

You can see all the star clouds of it! (I don't know much about nebulae...)