I am just joining the ranks of stargazers. My first scope, a starter, just arrived today and I haven't even had it out of the box yet. As a starter scope (Polaris 70 EQ), I realize that it has its limitations but I wanted test the astronomical waters first.
But I am curious about amateurs who do real scientific research with their scopes. I saw a video about a man in Scranton, Ks logging asteroids. If you are doing research I would love to hear what your are doing! It may inspire me to go further into astronomy.