i'm a long retired, c.a. 18yr, scientist in the realm of industrial chemistry at CSIRO - the Australian government's industrial research organisation. I've always had an interest in astronomy but its only in the past decade that I've actually done anything practical about it. Oh how I wish I started earlier.
Having always been a keen photographer, its logical that I should take up astrophotography. Living in suburban Melbourne with lights all around makes it a little difficult, but I do have fun - when the moon ain't there and there are no clouds in the sky and the wind isn't blowing a gale.
I started with a Celestron Nexstar 6SE which I later placed on an HEQ5Pro mount and learned about polar alignment. I have since added a Skywatcher ED100 and the fun continues.
Looking forward to sharing yours and my astro experiences.