Hello everyone. I'm absolutely new to the astronomy circle. I'm the guy with a million hobbies. Sometimes I think getting a new hobby is my hobby! lol Anyway, I've always been interested in space and about two weeks ago i was reading in the news the Jupiter was going to be its closest to the Earth in 22 years. It fascinated me when I was told that you could see planets with the naked eye. For about a week now I've been going outside at night just gazing aimlessly to get a layout on the sky. The first thing I was able to see was Cygnus and Vega without knowing what they were. On the skymap I saw that Vega was the brighted star right now, but two nights later I saw a very bright "star". I scanned the skymap for it and saw no such star. Looking on another skymap I noticed the equatorial route. I did'nt know what this was and researched it on wiki. I then realized that i had been looking at Jupiter for a while.lol This was a great realization for me. I just had to show my wife. She's noticed my attention toward astronomy and bought some binoculars for me. Theyre only 10x25 Tasco's, but I figures its better than nothing. well, basically wanted to introduce myself to the community!