Hello everyone! My name is Brandon. I am a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer major looking to minor in Astronomy. I have not taken any courses on astronomy yet. But will be taking Astrophysics 1 next semester, hopefully.
I've had a pair of binoculars for maybe two years, every now and then I would use them. But I'd always take them on vacation since usually there's much less light pollution than New Jersey.
This Christmas I got a beginner telescope. Celestron PowerSeeker 114. Really a lot of fun. Staying out for hours in sub freezing temperatures this winter break. Back at school now though and I really don't get to go out anymore.
I got an extra set of eyepieces, I think it was 9x and 15x. Really happy about that cause the 4x is really difficult to use especially witht he Barlow Lens.
My University has a 20 inch telescope observatory, but I have yet to get to it.
I hope to get a lot of use out of this forum as a always have a lot of questions.
Thanks and it'll be nice to meet you guys!