Your guess of my age is off by a little more than 2 decades. It turns out that Charon was discovered much earlier than I had realized (in 1978, not circa 1998 when I became aware of it) during a time in my life when I was concerned with trying to make a 10 acre hobby farm profitable ---or at least a break-even activity--- to the exclusion of my astronomy hobby. With the information I gave you, your estimate of my age was a good one. My facts were wrong.
One of the things I really missed when I moved from the cold, clear winter nights of New England to cloudy skies of western Oregon was star gazing. The four inch reflector telescope that gave me many pleasurable nights in high school did not make the trip out west, but instead went to my brother. Now that I am spending a handful of nights each year under the starry skies of eastern Oregon, I miss it, and I'm thinking of replacing it, perhaps with one of the new-fangled computer driven 'scopes. That would accept a camera. Thoughts on this, anyone?