"First Light" in astronomy is the official fist observation or image made through a new telescope. In my case I decided to try out my new Canon PowerShot G11 compact camera during my morning commute to work. Results from this "first light" experience are very impressive! Details are sharp (see 100% view below), shadows are open, and color is excellent with the camera set for ISO 200, and "Program;" images recorded as Fine JPG. The only trouble I had was with a quick macro flower shot I tried –it didn't focus– but it's likely I simply need to "Read the Freakin' Manual" to fix that. This is gonna be fun!
One more shot from the morning's test images…..