I wanted to see who else feels this way. When I was a small child, it simply amazed me that I could look through my uncle's 7x35 binos and everything seem closer and larger. I would sit on the porch and study how it made the cars in the driveway look flat also. Like I was looking at an enlarged cardboard cutout of them. The optics and workings and general observing fascinated me! Not enough to last through my early adulthood, but a great deal nonetheless.
As i stepped into astronomy MANY years later the science and astronomy interest peaked for awhile, but its back now to the optics. If i cant get out because of bad conditions, no big deal. I watch birds and squirrels play in the yard, cargo ships, shrimp boats, and recreational boats in the gulf. If I go to the property in the country, I'll look for deer, turkey, and bobcats. It doesn't have to be planets and DSO's. To me its the enjoyment of that childhood memory of looking at something far away, and knowing that this is how Lee Majors must feel when the "Six Million Dollar Man" used his bionic eye! Lol! Dated myself there! Its the love of enjoying not only the worlds far away in space, but also the world around us.
Edited by rnc39560, 22 August 2014 - 11:17 PM.