Originally Posted by david85
I wasn't able to see it either but there are plenty of high rez shots of it:
Cool. I was sure I'd be able to search pictures online, but part of the motivation was to do some backyard science with my kids. To point the telescope at a dot in the sky and then see something that is either a once in a lifetime experience or something that, a few hundred years ago, sparked a revolution in people's understanding of the universe, is pretty special.
The challenge of aiming a telescope, especially an inexpensive one, and getting a good observation, is a humbling thing too... the guys like Tycho, Kepler, and Herschel, who spent nights on end out in the cold, taking sky surveys, had some serious determination.