I spent last weekend at my Tehachapi mountain house and was able to get some images in Friday and Saturday night. Seeing was pretty good both nights, but it took me awhile to get everything working as it should.  I guess I've been away from this too long.

None of these are very long exposures, and the two galaxies were imaged on both nights as they crossed the meridian. The first target was M5:

 

None of these are very long exposures, and the two galaxies were imaged on both nights as they crossed the meridian.  The first target was M5: I recently installed an H-alpha filter in my filter wheel, and this is the first image I took with it - 45 minutes total exposure through H-alpha combined with 10 seconds of Luminance:

  

 

For both these galaxies I had to move the target off center to use a bright AO guide star.  Fortunately the Celestron HD 11 has a well corrected field. M104 crossed the meridian first: Later, and further south in the sky, came M83: