I didn’t think I’d get to go out again until the spring time, but I sucked it up and battled the cold! (I also hid in the car). I drove down to the state park I've been going to for a while first, but the gate was closed to the parking lot, so I drove all the way back up to the other state park. I was not to be deterred!
Since it’s winter time, the Great Nebula of Orion was finally above the horizon! You can see it even in the telescope as a greenish thing with some structure. It doesn’t take a very long image to get color and structure though! And WOW is it something else! Unfortunately, it was windy, so I only got six good images of the 180 I took that night, but here is the stack, at ISO-3200 for 30-second images:
M42 Orion Nebula
Nikon D3100 on my C8
So amazing!! It got 40 likes on Facebook, and several comments. Can’t wait to do better on the next trip!