The moon was just coming up. I had a quick bowl of oats, mounted my camera on a tripod, changed all the settings to manual, and went to the AstroSlab. Here's a 5% waning crescent moon and Venus:
I took over 70 pictures, playing with a large range of exposures and futzing constantly with the focus. When the clouds rolled in, I had to stop.
This pic was taken with a Nikon D5100, a 55-300mm lens maxed out to 300mm at f/5.6, ISO at 1600, 1-second exposure.
Posted by Dave