I finally have my entire astrophotography package together! I took delivery of my dovetail rail for mounting my Astro-Physics 80mm guide scope on my OTA, got my SSAG camera from Orion and put it all together and tried it out in the daylight today to familiarize myself with all the software, etc.
And I'm being blessed with a clear sky tonight... but I'm also being cursed with a very bright moon right in the Milky Way where all my favorite targets are. But I'm going to go out, align the scope and shoot something.
In any case, I will update the journal tomorrow with my successes or failures. Wish me luck!