Home Web Site for Mark S Baines and of Linnhe Observatory, Highlands, Scotland
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Last Updated: 03 07 2022
Welcome to the Linnhe web site.
I'm Mark S Baines and I live in the Highlands of Scotland with my wife Jane. Our daughter, Katie, has grown up, become a precious, wonderful nurse and moved away - so fast, so fast...
The heroes in this world are not in the hall of fame
The angels in this world are not in the walls of churches
The angels in this world are not rendered in bronze or stone
The heroes in this world, working while we're all sleeping
'Linnhe' is the name of our house, so why not our domain as well? 'Linne' is Gaelic for "a pool, pond, lake, gulf, bay" and we live on a bay. Those of you familiar with the west coast of the Highlands will know a body of water near Ben Nevis with that name. We fell in love with the Highlands whilst staying on the banks of Loch Linnhe before deciding to live in the Highlands permanently, a long time ago now.
My interests are varied but an important one is astronomy and cosmology. This website was initially set up to provide construction details for Linnhe Observatory.
Extensive details of how Linnhe Observatory was built in the summer of 2001. If I can do it - so can you!
A few documents I use which you may find useful - Constellation Observation Guide, expanded NGC/IC 2000.0 Catalogue.
Oh, and some phone ringtones I made from Marillion and Dave Brubeck music.
Modifications I've made to the JMI NGF-S focuser handset and Meade handset.
Send me an email.