The skies were clear last night, but transparency was maybe 3/5. I set up my LX200 out on the back patio, right next to my neighbor's porch light (he had gone to bed but left the #%@)* light on!)
Below is my first test run image of M51. It's about 30 minutes of data, using 30 second light frames (anything longer under these circumstances would have brought in too much light pollution). It's not great at all but this is what you get under heavily light polluted skies, thin clouds and no filters. When I get out under dark skies, with guiding in place, this object will appear very nice indeed.