It would probably be good to write something here as well.
Dr. Emil Kiss
Being a mathematician, doing research in abstract algebra, and teaching at ELTE, I always wanted a hobby of a more practical nature. Astronomy was also of theoretical interest to me until I purchased my first telescope 5 years ago. Since then astrophotography became gradually my passion, its mechanical, computer-related and mathematical (statistical) aspects as well, there is so much to learn! I am still working on my first public astrophoto.