# 22 Jul, 2019 10:54
Hi everyone,I have been an Astronomy enthusiast since I was 9 years old just after the Apollo 1 fire believe it or not.I bought my first telescope in 1973 for $80 at KMart, which I still own.It is a 114mm Tasco Focal Newtonian reflector on an equatorial mount, which got a lot of use in the early years but unfortunately the various situations in life made the hobby take a back seat on numerous occasions.On my retirement I bought a 356mm Orion XX14G Dobsonian thinking I would only be interested in visual astronomy. What I didn't take into account was the sheer weight of the scope and my interest in astrophotography starting to develop.|
I am in the process of planning the construction of a rolloff roof shed of some sort on my concrete deck to permanently house the scope and a future rig for astrophotography.I was surprised by some of the images taken on this site with a scope like mine and was hoping to get some tips on ways to get the right camera gear for this scope and for a future rig which will be dedicated to astrophotography.I hope to have fun and meet some people who as crazy as me about looking up at the stars.Thanks Scott
# 29 Jul, 2019 12:03
Welcome to Astrobin Scott - it’s a great community.|
Will hopefully watch your observatory developments on IceInSpace.
# 16 Aug, 2019 11:07
welcome to AstroBin!
CS from germany,
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