The Home-Made 6" Dobsonian
'Stargazer' Jonny with his
Large Panorama of Romsås
|by 'Stargazer' Jonny Kinn of Romsås, Norway
I live in Norway well its a small
town right outside Oslo its name is Romsås where I have a very good sight of the night sky.
In 1988 when I was an fledgling astronomer, I dropped my brand new 6-inch Newtonian over a rocky ledge onto
solid rock while on solo observing trip in the hilly area known as Lillomarka outside Romsås.
I really don't remember how it happened, but I was a little too close to the edge. Before i knew it, my
telescope had plummeted about 3 meters to the rock below. Thank god I was by myself, I recalled with
embarrassment. I felt terrible...hopeless!
When I recovered my scope, the tube was useless so I turned the disaster into my first telescope project,
creating a truss tube out of it. It took me a couple years to admit to my fellow astronomers what had happened, they had a good laugh you know.
See 'Stargazer' Jonny's Astrophoto Page