Well, the clouds finally left (after a solid month) so I though I'd image a little. I did this M42 tonight while I was waiting for astronomical twilight and for another target to come up. I did only 10 second frames unguided just to see what I could get out of such a brief image. Here's the specs:
AP 155 EDF f/7
AP .67x reducer
ST-10XME (HaR)RGB (3,3):3:3:3 min (very short!!!)
AP 1200GTO unguided
I was just playing around but it looks recognizable.
Hope your skies are clear,
Lat 42N 47' 00" Long 112W 10' 47"