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Stephen M. LaFlamme

Bridgewater, Mass.
astro-geek@erols.com

I have been a happy AAAA member for almost two years now.

I recently completed the criteria for the Lunar Club certificate and I am presently working on the double star list. Although I do not currently have a web page, I do have a couple of interesting projects to share with you...

I have attached a picture of my backyard observatory that I designed and built myself last summer. It features a ten-foot home dome by Technical Innovations. Inside is a pier-mounted Celestron CG-11 telescope. I would be happy to offer any advice to fellow astronomers who might be considering such a project.

Also, I have recently begun experimenting with the AstroVid astronomy video camera. I have captured some pretty neat recordings. For Christmas I got a Snappy frame-grabber which allows me to use the computer to enhance still images. I've attached a collection of my recent work.

Keep up your good work with the club. I really do enjoy being a member!!

Happy New Year!!

"The Astro-Geek"
Stephen LaFlamme
Bridgewater, Mass.
December 27, 1998


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