Hello! I've been watching and reading for tips for a couple of years. I've been a science and space geek since the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo days. I've owned personal computers since the early 80s and speak Windows, OS X, and Android. I retired from federal service in 2010 and enjoy rehabbing old motorcycles and scooters and have recently begun to combine my photography and astronomy hobbies.
I currently have a Nexstar 4SE (I know, slow and small, but my first non-cheap telescope) and a Meade 80XT, which I adapted to my Nexstar mount for photography. I've been experimenting with Prime focal photography with a M43 Olympus Pen and Nikon D5100 DSLR, and Afocal shots with my iPhone. The Orion (30 sec/ISO 800) and Moon (Program mode, stopped down two steps) images were shot with the M43 Pen. I have Starry Sky Stacker and Starry Landscape Stacker on my Mac and Registax on a Mac Windows partition I run under Parallels, but the images are both unprocessed.
I live on the outskirts of Abilene, TX, so I get some skyglow, but I can still see and image enough to keep me happy.
That's all for now.