Hi! This looks like a fun forum. I'm writing from North Carolina in the U.S. I've been into astronomy on a casual basis for a few years now. Typically, my wife and I live in big cities with lots of light pollution. I have a 8" Dob, but most of my observing has been with a simple 70mm Orion Observer. I enjoy observing the planets and the moon. I also just like looking for constellations while walking the dog.