My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:"It would have been a great way to relieve the day's stress before begining another."THAT is what draws me to the hobby. When I'm alone with the universe, I'm at peace.
Quote:Now what would you consider for a scope to be "Lady friendly"? Guess I'd better give up my 16" because it's not pink.
Quote: Quote:Why not a scope painted and designed to be Lady friendly? Now what would you consider for a scope to be "Lady friendly"? Guess I'd better give up my 16" because it's not pink.
Quote:Why not a scope painted and designed to be Lady friendly?
clear skies and apple pies!
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Cindy G. Apertura AD10 Orion ED80mm Glatter Collimators Skyview Pro EQ Goto Mount Skyshoot Autoguider Canon T2i (modded by Hypercams) ETX-125 24mm, 11mm ES 82 degree EP's Various GSO/Meade EP's
Quote:Very interesting thread. Most of my hobbies are male dominated, but that doesn't bother me and never really thought about the "why". I do what I like and enjoy and really never think about the men vs women ratio. I'm also into model railroading. Talk about a male dominated hobby! BTW, I don't sew, knit or crochet. I hate it. My dob is black and my refractor is grey. Don't like pink. But I'm a hell of a cook. Go figure.
Rural central lower Michigan
Quote:Guys like to eat too....and some of us learned to cook.
Manuel XT10i, flocked, Moonlite focuser Astroscan 38mm Agena SWA; 30mm Rini; 28mm RKE; 25, 20, 15 & 10mm plossl; 30, 18, 11 & 6.7mm ES 82° N2; 6mm Agena EWA. Garrett Classic 10x50 binoculars. "Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know, that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom." - Death "Only the night knows I walk hidden within my own shadow." - Vicente Gerbasi "COLLIMATE! COLLIMATE!" - Astronomer Dalek
Orion XT8i Dob
9x50 RACI Finder TELRAD Reflex Sight
Agena SWA 38mm 70 FOV 2" EP
Orion 25+10mm Sirius Plossl 52 FOV EP
ES 82* 11mm, 18mm 2" ES 68* 24mm
6mm, 25mm Ortho. EP
Televue 3X Barlow
Filters Baader Continuum, UV/IF cut, Lumicon UHC, DGM OIII.
SkySafari T-Ring and Adaptor for Olympus E-510 Oly sz-14 SteadyPix Deluxe iOptron SkyTracker 7.7lb Electro Dot Sight RD400X
CG5ASGT Astro-Tech AT6RC Zhumell 10 inch dob deluxe kit 10x12 observatory Echo Astronomy maker of Custom bahtinov masks and Duncan collimation masks.
Quote:Another male dominated hobby is shooting, I show up at the range and get stares as I unload. Part of that may be the WWII Russian rifles I collect...
Zhumell Z12 Orion XT8 Orion Stratus 5mm EP Orion Q70 Super Wide Angle 26mm Explore Scientific 82 Degree 18mm Explore Scientific 82 Degree 11mm --- Star hopping my way around the night sky: 110 Messier Objects observed! Completed 3/15/2013 391 Herschel's observed, 9 to go!! 33 Herschel II observed, 367 to go! 24 Caldwell Objects observed, 85 to go! http://easternozarksastronomy.org
12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon)
Celestron C102 HD " Carl"
Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope"
Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott"
60mm Telescope Club
Quote:Quote:Another male dominated hobby is shooting, I show up at the range and get stares as I unload. Part of that may be the WWII Russian rifles I collect... I like to shoot, and the ladies are all VERY welcome at the free public range I go to. I think the guys see it as not only pleasant company, but broader support for the 2nd Amendment. (Don't mean to get political here, but... well, it's TRUE...)
Quote: have yet to find an astronomy gathering or gun shop or show or range where I have not felt welcome, if I am able to ignore the stares. Luckily they don't really bother me, but I know they bother some of my female friends.
Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
Quote:Actually, i don't see what the big deal is. None of my women friends are interested in astronomy and TBH i've never even thought of asking them 'why'. Even within the boundary of our own gender, we all have different hobbies - and they can be quite varied. For example, some of my friends' hobbies include hunting, fishing, ballroom dancing, snowmobiling, football, soap operas, breeding show dogs, romance novels, needlepoint, web design, stained glass creations, home made wine, jewelry making and carpentry. Different strokes. This discussion has made me wonder something, though - have any of you Gents asked your non-astronomy male friends why they're not interested? Just curious.
ErikaAutomatic doors make me feel like a Jedi. PCW Memorial Observatory
Quote: I'm certain the day they come out with a scope painted like a can of Budweiser, scope sales will skyrocket (pun intended).
NW Mass, inches from Vermont
(well....it used to say that.....)
Quote:"This discussion has made me wonder something, though - have any of you Gents asked your non-astronomy male friends why they're not interested?"I'm certain the day they come out with a scope painted like a can of Budweiser, scope sales will skyrocket (pun intended).
Orion XT8i Sears 6333 Refractor Tasco 7TE
Celestron Sky Master 15x70 Binos Orion Sirius 10mm 25mm 32mm UO 7mm HD Ortho Expanse and Agena Astro EWAs 6mm 9mm 15mm Siebert 6.9, 9.9mm StarSplitter (SS) ES 4.7, 6.7 and 11mm 82° N2 Meade 20mm QX70
17.5" f4.1 Manual Discovery Split Tube Dobsonian (Love 100 AFOV and wide TFOVs).
Denk II Dual Power Switch 3x3=9 powers x3 OCS = 27 power options per eyepiece pair.
2.3x40 to 25x100 Binos (and many in between).
Quote:"BTW, I don't sew, knit or crochet. I hate it. My dob is Bronze and my refractor is blue. Don't like pink. But I'm a hell of a cook. Go figure.Same here, and it really surprized my mom (years and years and years ago) that I loved to cook---and am actually really good at it (so I've been told anyways). Guys like to eat too....and some of us learned to cook. I'm kind of actually the opposite end of the spectrum, I'm a guy who likes Broadway plays, likes being at home (actually prefer it), likes to read....and also LOVES astronomy (I must hate my bank account though, as I'm really good about not keeping all that dirty money in it )
Remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
I don't know how old I was when I was one.
Quote:"With work and home chores, most women don't have time for hobbies;"
150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Quote:Quote:"With work and home chores, most women don't have time for hobbies;" Aren't their feet small enough to stand closer to the eyepiece?
Quote:I sit while observing.
Stellarvue SV85s LOMO and SV102A LOMO refractors, Discmount DM4 mount,