Yup, just as I feared... first you need (after the DSLR and tripod) a tracker, camera heater, filters, timers, a copy of "Galaxies at a Glance", more RAM, bigger harddrive, longer lens, new computer, alot more smarts and a ham sandwich... I admire your expertise and hard work Ballard, but it'll be a while before I venture past 20mm, F/3.5, ISO 800 and 30 seconds.
Hi fuminous. It can get addictive and expensive once you start down that rabbit hole. But it is a lot of fun and helps me kept my mind sharp now that I'm retired. My Wife's got her embroidery machines and I've got my camera and telescope stuff, I'm not sure who spends the most.