I like to introduce myself a bit for i am obviously new here ;-)
So i´m 34 years old and love astronomy since the age of 9. Yet, i started out with serious observing just at the age of 19 - checking out all Messiers with my 10x50 binoculars while saving the money for something bigger. I roamed around a few years with my 4" apochromatic refractor i sold some years ago. Reason: getting somethin bigger ;-). So i am observing with 12" since 3 years. Not that much aperture in comparison to most equipment here, but enough to have fun with - especially because my observing sites mostly lie 6000 ft above or at the back of beyond ;-)
So my favorite places are within the german alpes. Taking my Dob at the back and in the cabins of mountain trains, i relish the wide views - from top of the mountains and into space.
I´m looking forward to present the one or other observing report and to discuss with all of you. By the way it´s a good chance to get my english reactivated