In late 2022 I started a detailed series of articles designed to help a beginner who is interested in getting started in EAA and has no background whatsoever. I have written these so that someone already practicing EAA but wanting to learn more can also benefit. Each article is like a chapter in a book with chapters on choosing a camera, mount, telescope, and other useful hardware. Each chapter is based primarily upon my hands on experience over the last 12 years, although to supply a breadth to each topic I have included details obtained from talking with others, reviews of manufacturers specs, and many threads on the Cloudy Nights EAA forum. I will add a new chapters from time to time so check back to see what's new.
To get started, you can follow this link EAA for Beginners Series. Just scroll down the page to read all of the articles or to find the one most interesting to you. The way this web site works, the most recently posted articles are at the top of the page.