My first astrophoto was of the Ring Nebula. Kodak Tech Pan film. I had 50 feet of film and got one usable photo, and that one was an accident. I was aiming for the Dumbbell. This one was taken while I was learning the guider built into Ekos. If you've ever tried to slide a box down a bannister, learning to use an autoguider is similar - it goes great for a while, then suddenly and inevitably goes south on you.