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#51 geekgroupie

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:13 PM

I love bedroom windows where I can look out at the stars for my lullabuy. I move around frequently for my job and don't always have them.... Then I gotta fight with my kitty over which side of the window sill is his, hee hee.

#52 geekgroupie

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:18 PM

When you decide you hate trees, hills , mountains and miss the West Texas barren plains..... you might be a scoper

#53 geekgroupie

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:23 PM

Now... How many of you have ever ended up observing in you robe n slipper after dragging a scope out at 3 AM?


It's nice to know I'm not the only one who's done that...



I wear boots ..... in rattle snake territory most bites are below the knee. Watch where you step, watch where you reach and don't set beverages on the ground

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:52 AM

I schedule most of my vacations around astronomical events such as New Moon, eclipses, meteor showers, ASAE, and so forth.

Even after 25 years at the same job I get :looney: and :ohmy: looks when I tell my coworkers why and what I'm doing on my time off.

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#55 jacklbartlett

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:35 PM

When driving at night in a new area, I keep having the urge to turn off my headlights, to see how dark it is.

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:35 AM

"When driving at night in a new area, I keep having the urge to turn off my headlights, to see how dark it is."

Please let us know in advance if you ever visit the Denver area....... :lol:

Back at the turn of the 20th century, there were only two motor vehicles in the state of Ohio.....they hit each other at a crossroads.....remember, you may not be the only one with that idea........ :question:

#57 StarmanDan

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:06 AM

I've been guilty of being distracted driving at night cause I'm looking up out the window instead of down at the road. Good thing my car doesn't have a sun roof!

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Posted 04 May 2013 - 06:08 PM

Does wearing sunglasses at night to open up the pupils as much as possible qualify ?

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:08 AM

Been guilty of all of the above.
Since entering this hobby I find my self using
averted vision for all sorts of non-astronomy
related reasons.

#60 REC

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:16 AM

Ive done that with my Sunroof. Once looked at an Annular eclipse through it as it was getting darker, the blackflies started to come out....LOL

#61 jgraham

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:20 PM

Above my desk where I control my telescopes I have a clock set to Universal Time. :)

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:31 AM

Does wearing sunglasses at night to open up the pupils as much as possible qualify ?


Corey Hart would know. "Sunglasses at Night" was his one big hit. :grin:

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

I have 3 pictures hanging in my living room. One of Saturn, one of Jupiter and Io, and one of M81.

#64 NewMoonTelescope

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:04 PM

Neck braces, knee pads, ankle braces...can't tell you how many times I've tripped and fell due to looking up!

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 07:23 PM

when im out observing or trying to image by myself, i find myself listening to dark side of the moon by pink floyd on my ipod

#66 Gert K A

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:50 PM

when im out observing or trying to image by myself, i find myself listening to dark side of the moon by pink floyd on my ipod

:waytogo: I tend to listen to "Wish You Were Here".. (I guess that's referring to clear skies :p)

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 08:58 AM

:roflmao:

isnt that the truth!

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:07 PM

Does wearing sunglasses at night to open up the pupils as much as possible qualify ?


As HM Insulators mentions ... I did this one early morning myself by accident. Still drowsy, I reached for my glasses and looked outside - the sky was still dark; exceptionally dark for my white zone, and all the streetlights in my neighborhood were extremely dim. The usual city skyglow wasn't there, and I got really excited, thinking we were in the middle of a citywide brownout - it's time to go out and look at the Milky Way!! -- That is, until I realized I had put on my prescription sunglasses. :bawling:

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:47 PM

Nah. You might not even be an amateur astronomer. Instead you could be a Canadian pop icon struggling in vain to be "cool". :grin:

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=X2LTL8KgKv8

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:54 PM

When you think about it, most people think we're unusual anywho....which is a good thing....as most people avoid unusual and weird people...which is what we want, right?

#71 SteveNH

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 03:20 PM

Jim - watching video - can't stop laughing :roflmao: :roflmao:

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:08 PM

William Shatner - Bohemian Rhapsody Amusing, funny, freaky, strange, are a few words that come to mind with this video.


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