Mars is the brightest star in the night sky these days.
This was taken at f/15 with an ETX-125 telescope and a logitech fusion webcam and IR filter set to 960 x 720. The image was taken from registax and enlarged 500%. I tried to go to f/30 with a barlow, but couldn’t get to a sharp focus or find the planet in the capture window. Conditions were ideal from eight to nine pm with clear skies and no wind. I took a half-dozen more with the philips spc900nc webcam, but they were underexposed.