Finally "Hello" from Germany

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Finally "Hello" from Germany

Postby AstroChris » Tue May 21, 2019 5:53 am

Hey folks!
I wander around this forum for a few weeks and finally manage to say hello :-)
I was directed to this forum via the YouTube astronomyshed videos (very helpful) and instantly felt home here.
It seems like a calm and peaceful place here :-)

I am from central Germany. Light conditions are not very good here and nether is the weather but that's the challenge i think. It's not that it's raining all day long but the forecast is just so unpredictable in this area of Europe. Was once in Australia or North America and the weather always seemd to change on longer scales. Here i Germany it's all about clouds and it's raining 5 min then 10 min blue sky and then clouds again...
It's very funny how weather and forecast gets part of your daily focus right instantaneously if you start this journey. My wife is always amused if i try to read forecast for the next ten days ahead.

How i entered this road of astro? I studied physics and am naturally very interested in astro-related stuff. I do know "much" about the underlying principles but never looked at the stunning world above in person. Then i stumbled across an old telescope from family. It happened to be a old reflector on alt-az 7cm mirror from bresser. I don't know the age of it but it was in a quite good shape and quality. I figured out how to use it optical, recalibrated the mirrors and cleaned the heavily dusted prime mirror (thanks YouTube) and then:

I saw Saturn and the rings and jupiter and the moons....

Next thing i know, i bought a bigger telescope and am now stukk in this new and amazing world.

My mantra right now is Astrophotography on a budget. I will for sure expand further down the road but today i call myself a 750/150 Newtonian reflector from skywatcher and a EQ3 pro, a old Olympus dslr and a used laptop myself and i am quite happy and quite busy with it now.

I can't dither at the moment because the dslr can't connect to anything ASCOM'ish right now. But i am working on something and will post it here :-) because that's the shed, isn't it?

Thanks to all your warm comments on my questions so far! I really like it here.

Greetings!
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