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    Hello my name is Danny. I've always been interested in the universe since I was child. I really got into photography a few years ago but due to the birth of my son I have very little time (day time at least) for photography anymore. I think astrophotography is just the thing I need right now. The only ME time I get is when he's sleeping during the night so what better reason then to get started taking pictures of stars.

    I've don't a lot of research lately but I still find telescopes and astrophotography a very tough nut to crack. I'm fortunate enough to live near a great Astronomy Club called the Low Brow Astronomers. I plan on joining the club after winter (do some more research on my own and it's just too cold outside in the winter now for me to really go stargazing with a telescope until I get some experience under my belt).

    The astronomy club has access to a 24” McMath telescope which they operate every weekend when weather permits. You can check out the scope here
    EDIT: Not enough posts to share the link you can just search google for 24” McMath and it's the first result

    For only 20 dollars a year I can soak up all the knowledge club members have to share as well as the ability to view the stars with their scope. I know the club members also bring their own gear to the location (which is only a few miles away from me) which is a great opportunity for me to get some hands on experience with all sorts of different telescopes.

    I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences on the forum as well as learning a thing or two from you guys I'm sure.


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    Welcome, Danny. Enjoy your time here. Looking forward to hearing more about your future experiences with the big McMath.
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    Heya Dan and welcome. Sounds like you're in for a nice easy learning curve. Enjoy yourself and clear skies.

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    Hello Danny, and welcome to the forum !

    Sure you will enjoy your time with that Club.

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    Welcome to the forum Danny, I would love to have a club close by to learn from but the people here have been very helpful to me to. It was recommended to me and I will pass it on, if you don’t already have it down load Stellarium you will find it very helpful and it is free program. Enjoy the night ski and clear skies to you.

    Is this the scope you are talking about?
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    I am just getting into astronomy with my kids. I have a Bushnell 3” reflector with a 20mm and a 4mm E/P, along and Tasco Starguide 4 with a 20mm and a 10mm E/P.
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    Welcome to the forums Danny! Great intro, seems you are well on your way. Looking forward to hearing more from you.
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    Is this the scope you are talking about?
    That's the one

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