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  1. 4stroker

    4stroker New Member

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    Hello everyone, im not new here but never posted before.

    Some info:

    Current active Hobbies listed in no particular order.

    Astronomy - deep sky and solar
    Sailing - S2 8.0
    Motorcycling - BMW R1100
    Rc airplanes - electric and gas
    Bicycles - peddle and motored
    Kite flying - Sport kite team

    Currently a Mechanical Engineer by trade.

    Worked in a motorcycle shop in my youth for 12 years.

    60 years old.

    Use my motorbike (Miho) for commuting to work and pleasure riding.

    Miho has 1500 miles and is going strong.

    I started with a China girl but that only lasted one season 800 miles but ran bad the most of the time.
     
  2. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Welcome to the forum. Lost's of good folks here.
    SB
     
  3. 2door

    2door Moderator
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    Welcome. You're in good company here. Lots of old gear heads who have found an inexpensive and satisfying way to vent our creative skills.

    Have fun, ride safe.

    Tom
     
  4. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill New Member

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    Wow 4 Stroker, Im into Astronomy and fly rc planes and helicopters also. I have a Celestron C-11 on an Atlas EQ-G and a Coronado PST H -Alpha solar scope as my main telescopes. I also do astrophotography but Im not too good at it, heres a pic of M-51 i did.... the white point is severely clipped from my bogus image processing.

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  5. 4stroker

    4stroker New Member

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    Nice picture, hang in there W.B. it will get better.

    Lets see... I have a 7" Mead mak I also use this for whit light solar.

    A 102mm Stellarview for hydrogen alpha solar and easy night viewing.

    A 12" Dob for deep sky.

    I have stayed away from photography with the exception of a few afocal attempts.

    To be honest I have not done much observing since I bought the sailboat.

    Regards
     

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