Francois's success at astro-imaging with his very nice image of M-13 is impressive. With the addition of modern cameras, the limits of what can be done with an LS alt/az mount are being expanded.
I no longer use an eyepiece for observing. Instead I'm using a Mallincam Skyraider DSc, an MFR-8 focal reducer, an Orion Skyglow filter and I'm viewing on my laptop,
I've included an image of M27. 5 live stacked exposures of 5 sec. each, unprocessed.I live in a white light pollution zone.