Hey, I am callardgreens. I am very much a forum and thread reader and will post occasionally. Definitely a beginning astronomer and to this point, I have only used a set of Nikon 10-22 x 50 binoculars. I recently purchased a Celestron NexStar 6SE as a first scope with motorized mount.
I found the cloudy nights forums through some google searching for help with trying to get my NexStar aligned. These 2 links have been super helpful:
I had been having problems getting it to align and go to proper star that I selected with hand controller. I have tried all the usual stuff listed here on cloudy nights and several other forums and resources. Anyway, I am pretty sure I have my issues figured out and wanted to point out these 2 forum threads as being helpful.
While poking around the Beginner Forum, found Dave Mitsky totally awesome info post and have started going through this forum post:
I have managed to get some decent pictures of the sun, using a solar filter obviously, as well as some pics of the Moon and Sirius/Procyon, on my NexStar using my smartphone. Anyway, just wanted to drop in and introduce myself.