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    Just thought'd introduce myself...

    I'm really a science buff, not just an astronomy buff. Since I work for a telescope on Mounakea in Hawaii, the job does kinda keep me focused on astronomy.

    Even better, since my interests in Includes robotics, being a software engineer working on a really big, multiple-hundred ton robot with an 8 meter camera's really cool too.

    Fortunately, I work at the base facility in Hilo (read - where the oxygen is), and rarely go to the summit. In fact we do all of our observing from our base facility, in a nice comfortable control room. Talk about armchair astronomy! The PI's can even just skype in and watch their observation in real time and never leave home!

    I guess at this point, I'm obligated to post a picture of, "my" telescope:

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    Thanks, tom.c

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    Default Re: New user (tcumming) introduction...

    Welcome to the forum
    That is nice scope
    He has passed on his legacy to his daughter as of 09/26/2017.
    Now he views the stars closeup.
    "If people would look up into the night sky as intently and as passionately as they do their phones, they would be amazed"
    >)))))*>

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    Hi there Tom, Welcome to the forums!
    Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobs; Lunt 60 THa/B1200CPT 60mm; Omni CG-4 Mount; TS Expanse 17 mm ED wide angle eyepiece - 70° FOV - 1.25" and 2" barrel size; Meade Series 4000 filter ND96(0.9); Seben Laser Collimator LK1 31.7mm (1.25"); TS Optics 15x70 LE Series Binoculars; Orion SteadyPix Deluxe Camera Mount & Home made LYBAR chair!

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    Hi Tom, welcome to the forum!!!
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    Hello Tom! Welcome to the Forum

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    Welcome, Tom. That's a nice photo of the dome, but we really want to see what's inside Enjoy your stay with us, it'll be fun to hear your stories.

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    Default Re: New user (tcumming) introduction...

    Hi Tom and welcome to the forum. Had a great trip to Hawaii about this time last year and the closest I got to your scope was sailing into Hilo just after sunrise. Three white domes shining above the low cloud below the summit of Mauna Kea - spectacular!
    Cheers
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    Default Re: New user (tcumming) introduction...

    Hi Tom! Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us!

    You've got a fine looking backyard observatory there.

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    Hello Tom and Welcome to the Forums!
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    Default Re: New user (tcumming) introduction...

    Thank you for that wonderful introduction Tom. There is a pleasant chuckle as I read.
    I am thinking wouldn't that be a nice piece of equipment to list in my signature line.
    Welcome aboard Tom I am glad you joined us. I look forward to reading your posts.
    Aloha!
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