Hello all members. I am from Puerto Rico (USA). Although I am not new to astronomy or telescopes, it has been quite some time that I have not owned one. I took two courses in astronomy during my college years as I was majoring in Mathematics and Physics. Later, for masters and PhD I moved to economics, because of the mathematics involved. At present I am a full Professor at the State University Teching economics and statistics at graduate level.
My first introduction to astronomy and telescopes came through my father, who owned one. I was a small child but eager to learn about the matter. The sky always held a Wonderful mystery fir me. My father was a close friend with a university professor who taught The astronomy courses an the State University (the same one where I'm teaching now). Through that association I kearned to use a telescooe and eventually build my own newtonian reflector. They were wonderful years of learning and experimentation. Now I'm back and I am buying a new setup.
The telescops I have chosen and placed an order for are the Skywatcher Esprit 120 mm Triplet APO and an Esprit 80 mm Triplet APO. I shall be using a Canon 6D modified, and a Celestron CGE Pro as the mount. For guiding I am planning to use a Skywatcher Equinox 80 or the 66. i have not decided on a guide camera or if it would be better to buy one of the new guiding systems from SBIG and others. If anybody here has an experience with one or more of these systems, I shall appreciate their input.