Let me start off by saying it was not my intention to take any pictures just yet. At 01:00 I noticed that the skies over my house were clear, so I rushed back in to get my scope. By 01:30 I was ready to be amazed, this was the first time my scope had ever been used. To the south east I could see a very bright object in the sky which had an orange tint. I had never seen it there before, so I pointed my scope at it and I was amazed to see what I believe was Jupiter and it's moons (not sure which moons). Considering this was my very first time using a telescope I was bitten by the astronomy bug and it bit hard. After trying to follow Jupiter through the sky I now think my scope is set up wrong as it was very difficult to follow or is it that I need more practice? The picture you can see was taken with a digital compact camera and I was just holding it to the eye piece. I just wanted to capture my first sighting. I have a few questions about my first time and the results: What is the blue and red around the object? what can I do to improve my viewing? Is the object Jupiter?