By placing a point-and-shoot camera in close proximity to the eyepiece of a telescope, it is possible to capture an image of M42 like the one shown below. Now, who says point-and-shoot cannot be used for imaging deep-sky objects?

Image of Orion Nebula taken with a point-and-shoot camera through afocal projection with a 4-inch f/9 refractor. For more images of Orion Nebula, click here.