I’ve been interested in astronomy since I was a little kid. Became a member of the Planetary Society around the age of 9 and begged and cajoled my parents into getting a telescope (which wouldn’t have been very useful given the amount of light pollution in Mexico City). The interest remained as I attended observation nights in high school and university but life went on. When I moved to Finland I found out there was an astronomical society, but unfortunately for me back then all its literature was in Finnish.
My parents remembered my interest, so when I graduated from my first degree I was given a Meade DS-2060AT telescope. It is not one of the fanciest out there, but it gets the job done. I’ve been able to watch the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and some deep space objects in the darkest nights Finland has to offer. The pictures below don’t do justice to how things look with your own eyes, but hey, it can probably give you an idea.