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    Jennie McCormick, a Meade LX200GPS owner, has discovered a new main belt asteriod:

    Asteroid hers to name | Stuff.co.nz

    Congratulations go to this woman who is an excellent amateur astronomer.
    Matthew Ota
    10" Meade LX250GPS SCT, 80mm Orion ED80 Achromat, Lunt LS60THaPT H-alpha Solar Telescope

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    "She's considering selling naming rights to pay for a new observatory."

    .. brilliant!

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    Good on her!
    Meade 16" LightBridge; Celestron G-8N Bird-Jones/motorized EQ5;
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    127 Mak/go-to EQ5; Burgess 127f8 refractor; Sky-Watcher 5" F/5 collapsible dob; 90mm Mak/motorized EQ2; Royal Astro 76/910-GEM; Meade 60x700 refractor/alt/az; Zhumell 25x100 Coin Ops; GalilleoScope. Celestron 8mm-24mm zoom; lots of fixed EPs,some good, some..not so much. A small collection of surveying instruments; a forest of tripods; Canon Rebel Xti. Confirmed gadget junkie; Custodian of the Magnetic North Pole (Send $1.00 to Pierre each time you use a compass.)
    49-41-37.03N 123-09-29.61W Calculated magnetic declination: 17° 39' East

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