After a month of sitting on the tripod in the corner of my living room, I was finally able to take my new 8" Celestron out for its inaugural run with partially clear skies and a nearly full moon. Holy moly!!! I can't believe how good it is compared to what I've been using, and it hasn't even been collimated. I spent about a half hour aligning the two mounted scopes and a laser spotting scope and then needed to grab the camera for a half dozen shots before heading to bed. It completely blew me away. These are single images taken at 1/250 of a second, not stacks... I CAN, NOT, WAIT to really get in to using this.