I've always been interested in astronomy most of my life, but haven't become serious until last December. I'm 53 years old, getting into this hobby later in life, but have been having a ball with it. I'm sure all of you can understand how life always gets in the way of the fun stuff.
Anyway, it's obvious I'm not as experienced as many of you with astronomy, but I like talk "shop" when I can. The one thing I have learned, there is no thing as a stupid question. So hopefully, everyone in this forum helps everyone else. I will assist anyone who asks for help, if I can.
I've been using an Orion GoScope 80mm Table Top for the last seven months. I love my little scope, but wanted more apeture and a GoTo system to help with some of those elusive DSO's. Last Thrusday, my Orion Skyquest XT12g arrived, and of course, it was cloudy on Friday and Saturday - the only times I can enjoy my toys. But this morning, the weather cleared and I set up my newest baby on my deck. Unfortunately, it's daytime, but I had the chance to take a gander at the moon. The only thing I can say about the view is SPECTACULAR! I can't wait until this Friday night so I can play some more.
So, I won't write a novel. Just wanted to introduce myself. Looking forward chating with all you folks.