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A lot has happened but,I am still here

6 Nov 2011, 17:47 UTC
A lot has happened but,I am still here
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Hi all,just wanted to let everyone know that i am still here and contributing to the blog.A lot has happened in my absence.Some personal and some not.I have acquired a dome observatory from my good friend Michael and I am making full use of it.
Aside from a few cosmetic repairs, it is suiting me very well.I also made a few new purchases including a shiny new Losmandy G11 mount with Gemini 2.This mount is a gorilla of sorts and carries my 10"Meade sn reflector and Meade Ds90 without problem.I also acquired a Orion imager and autoguider,I haven't had a chance to test out the autoguider yet.Lol...I am still in a big learning curve with the new mount.It is a lot different from my Meade LXD75 which wasn't up to snuff with astrophotography.

Here is my new mount (I haven't quite figured it all out yet)

It took quite a bit of work getting the site prepared for the observatory.I had a lot of digging to do,not only for the concrete pad but,also the trench I needed to run electricity.Hard work pays off and I even have internet which gave my old desktop Pc a new lease on life.
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