Astronomy has been a passion that goes back far into my memory, begining with looking at photos from Hubble, Cassini, Pioneer, etc. and finally dipping my head into the hobby after being gifted my grandparents telescope. It quickly saturated my attention and imagination and 15 years later it is still a resource for pleasure and ultimate frustration. I love it so.
100mm f5.8 Astrograph with QSI 683 WSG-8 on a Astrophysics Mach-1 GEM
This is pretty much the whole kit all packed away before loading backing into the car.
Orangization is key as the system will likely not be usable if one component is missing.
And here are some pretty pictures of the big clouds of gas.