Thanks all for the warm welcome. I will certainly have a look at some of the other books as well. You know you are going to have a deep learning curve when you are reading the 'beginners' book and every so often you have to go and looks things up on google to try and fully understand them! You tube has also been a great help as well, but making every photon count has already been a great help and I am only half way through! I have a decent shortlist of options built up for kit so far, which I want to gradually purchase as I go through the learning phase. Main issue will be how much I spend on the essentials in the early days with out going overboard but also not buying stuff I may need to replace after the first year. So I will testing some of this out over the next weeks on the forum for views. Look forward to receiving your advice ? Dave
After spending some time reading through the forums I thought is was time I joined and said hi. I am looking to move my hobby of photography into the astronomy field, but little experience of the skies. I am just reading Making Every Photon Count from FLO, and plan in joining my local club soon. Not looking to rush into buying my equipment as want to make the right choices that will last and let me expand over time, but I am sure I will be posting for some help and assurances over choices soon. So thanks in advance for your patience!