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Hello From the Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan & Guam


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I'm Norm....

 

Nice to meet you all.  I enjoy Amateur Telescope/Binoscope Making (ATM/ABM) and Astronomy as a hobby.  I'm basically a visual amateur astronomer and use my trusty 90mm (3.55-inch) f/7.8 Chinese Refractor I bought on the island of Saipan several years ago for observing here in the islands....

 

Keep Looking Up!

 

Norm

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Thanks Carole for the kind welcome...🙂

 

Yeah...Saipan has some very dark skies...and is a paradise for astronomical observing. See the Sept./Oct. 2009 issue of ATT cover page with the Saipan's Palms Resort Hotel (now the Kensington Hotel) on the cover....

 

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Hi Norm, welcome to the forum. I love the observers chair, when you sit in it doesn’t it remind you of the dentist ? The wood F4 Dobsonian is a piece of art.

 

Martin

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Thanks Martin...🙂

 

Dentist?  Yeah...sometimes when it's in the reclining mode maybe. The GOTO Bino Chair was originally an old trashed unwanted IKEA semi-reclining chair I found sitting next to a large dumpster....After that it became my 

ATM project...>

 

The 10-inch f/4 Newtonian "Dob Buster" was made out of all-plywood using only a saber saw, wood glue, sand paper and redwood stain. The Dob-Buster's 10-inch f/4 Pyrex primary mirror (my 1st. mirror) I had originally hand ground, figured and polished in 1963.  In 2011, nearly 50 years later...it finally found a suitable home in the "Dob Buster".

 

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2 hours ago, gabs said:

Welcome on board Norm..

nice introduction and cool pics!

 

 

Thanks gabs....🙂

 

Norm

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