I live way up on the north east coast of Scotland in Lossiemouth which has some reasonable clear skies, weather permitting. This is very good for both astronomy and viewing the odd aurora borealis when it shows up!
I've been into astronomy for a good while but bringing up kids I have never been able to afford anything. I now have more free time and money to myself to be able to do it. My other hobby is digital photography, which is also using up a lot of my free cash!
I have a 6" Newtonian from TS-Optics on an EQ-3 equatorial mount which I got as a Xmas present a couple of years ago. It's been okay for viewing but no so much for photos as the mount's movement has a lot of play in it, so I am now on the lookout for a new goto mount like an EQ-5 or something similar for the next winter's viewing. We will have too much daylight up here once the clocks go forward so it'll give me plenty time to work out what I want and need and can afford before winter arrives again.
I've had a few sessions with the camera on the telescope, but to no great success other than a few shots of the moon! I recently managed an evening out with just the camera and tripod and stacking images afterwards but I am very much a beginner in astrophotography.
I am also a member of Sigma, our local astronomy club and they have some great evenings and talks to keep us all interested :-)
Catch you all around as I start browsing the site
Cheers and clear skies!
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