I went and visited the site where I had taken the Pleiades which I wrote up in an earlier post on Feb 9, except this time I imaged NGC1499 (The California Nebula). I had imaged this nebula before from home on a couple of occasions. What a difference it makes when photographing this stuff from a clear sky! I took a set of 18- 2 minute subs at iso 800 and tried a couple of different processing techniques to try to get the most detail and produce as pleasing an image as I could.
These are, by far the best I've been able to take so far. I only wish I had more time to take more frames before the clouds started rolling in.
I need to do some reading on post processing. I'm also thinking that once I'm able to shoot through a telescope (which will be very soon), I'll get far better images.