It is almost one year since I posted by first image on IIS. It was an image of Saturn taken afocally through a 40mm refractor. Last night I thought to myself "Let's have another go with the 8" Dob to see how much I have improved".
The answer is "I haven't improved much when it comes to planets"
Obviously I still have a way to go. One of the big problems was I didn't have enough exposure. I tried a range of exposures and reviewed them on the back of the camera. 1/20 sec seemed to be OK with Saturn being not too bright and not too faint. However, when I downloaded them later on the computer Saturn was just a faint blurry smudge. On some images it was a struggle to pick it out. I don't know why they were clearly visible on the camera and not on the computer.
So, in 1 year I have gone from a small fuzzy blob to a larger fuzzy blob.