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Hi Everyone, just taken delivery of my very first telescope. This Covid lockdown caused me to take an interest (controversially) in the Skylink satellites and then astronomy in general...So here I am. Telescope assembled, aligned and wifi linked...just waiting for dark and praying it doesn't rain!!! ...soI thought whilst I had a moment I would say 'Hi'
By LR Watanabe
Alright, please forgive any mistakes all hiding around, for I'm but a mere beginner in this, well, community!
Now, as the title implied, I decided to say hello! The name's LR Watanabe if you've forgotten my name and are too lazy to look back.
What I hope to achieve in this wonderful community is to greet younglings and older, coming-back "Astronomers" to this wonderful community, and make strides to improving the happiness these beginners (such as myself) feel as they're supported lovingly by this community!
P.S. Please don't criticise me for my excessive wordiness, its sunk into me like a hot metal rod through 10 inches of snow!
Forty years ago, I tried to stop smoking. My method was to hand grind an 8" mirror and have a fellow scope maker guide me and help me mount it and get all the components in the correct location.
I used the scope for about three years before kids got in the way with their stuff-soccer (football) band...blah.
Sold the scope to science teacher who used it for two years before dumping it over the side of his pick-up during a pre-tailgating type party.
Just found my old Edmund Scientific 4" telescope kit in garage and am reworking it. All it came with was the mirror, secondary, slide focuser, two lenses and a tube to build own eyepiece and an 18" tube with instructions on how to build the rest. Bought an Orion Funscope (76mm) to play with while I figure out where I stand, plus having 'star partys' with the little grandkids.
Pictured is the only Homeland Security Agent I trust.
Hello everyone, my name is Victor and I started up in this fantastic hobby one year ago. I live in downtown Barcelona, so the light pollution is very bad, but Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon keep me busy.
I'm currently using SkyWatcher MAK 150 that I use from my balcony.
I have been reading this forums for a while, learning a lot from all of you, and I decided to sign up and say hello!