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Tony Rodda

"We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars" - Oscar Wilde.

My little 'gutter' consists of my wife, 5 children, 1 Triumph Trident motorbike, an NUFC season ticket and an Astro observatory containing two mounts and several self-made spectroscopes.

I have a keen interest in Dwarf Novae and conduct CCD photometry on targets of opportunity as posted on the alert websites.

Having been awarded a BAA Ridley grant to assist in the purchase of a Shelyak ALPY600 spectroscope I now contribute to the BAA, BeSS and ARAS organisations.  A more recent 3D printer purchase has allowed me to build various spectroscopes.

Local society membership: Newcastle

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