With clear skies reluctant to appear once more I was a bit surprised when I looked out and saw a starry view that hadn't been forecast. M1 was in prime position so I decided to try for a deeper image than I had achieved with previous attempts at this fascinating object. After taking 10 subs of The Crab without problems and good transparency I moved on to the Cone Nebula but had to abandon when cloud moved in after only a couple of subs so I will have to wait for another opportunity to try again. Details for M1: 10" f4.3 Newt. 10x 8 minute exposures @ iso1600 with CLS in DSS, CS2 & XAT.