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Astronomer Assassin?

Bob Naeye wrote that he thought he was talking to James Bond when he saw the high-tech equipment Bruce Berger was lugging to Brazil (July issue, page 6).

When I went to Tahiti a few years ago, I took a small metal case with a 5-inch SCT and an attache case with foam cutouts for eyepieces, etc. Nobody in any airport batted an eye. But at my hotel in Papeete, an obviously bright, bare-chested young bellhop asked what I had. When I showed him the scope and accessories, he said it looked like I was a hired assassin. That's pretty close to James Bond!

W. Henner Fahrenbach

Gold Canyon, Arizona

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Title Annotation:Letters
Author:Fahrenbach, W. Henner
Publication:Sky & Telescope
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Sep 1, 2010
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