This is one of my very first astro-photos. It was taken with my first telescope, a Celestron C8 SCT on a CG-5 mount. This is an unguided image so the raw frame exposures are quite short, a mere 20 seconds. There aren't very many exposures either so the entire integration time is only a little over 5 minutes.
A Nikon D90 DSLR camera was used for for this one. At the time I didn't know anything about color balancing and as a result the blue came out very bright. But only a fringe of red appeared. Still, it did show the central star.
And considering my inexperience and the sort of gear I was using, the fact that I could get any sort of picture at all was very encouraging.