I took this image of M42/M42/NGC1977 on January 12th after re-remembering how to accurately align a mount that isn’t permanently installed. I took about an hour and a half of subs with several having to be rejected for one reason or another. I still am having a problem with my serial shutter cable which I may repair and I may just replace with a commercial offering. I’m still undecided. Regardless this image represents just under an hour of exposure, 115-ish exposures of 30 seconds each. It was stacked with DeepSkyStacker and edited with The Gimp. I probably should pull this into PixInsight and preserve as much data as I can but I’ll reprocess the data at a later date. I was pleased as punch just to be out under the stars and collecting ancient photons again.