Just thought I should introduce myself before I get carried away. I have a bad habit of joining forums but a bit lax at intros.
I'm Mike and live in NZ with my wife and 8 cats. I have been interested in astronomy for well over 50 years. In fact I remember my father taking me outside one night to watch Sputnik. My wife and I are about to take over public nights for the local society and to that end, I'm building an EQ platform to dump my 300mm f/5 Newtonian on. We have recently purchased a 0.4 ha property and I hope to install a small observatory at some point.