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Quote:Brian, I'm a member of SWFAS based in Tennessee and I know you've been having 80+ degree weather while the rest of us freeze. Shame on you for making fun of those of us suffering in the north! Invite us all down!
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MANY a hearth upon our dark globe sighs after many a vanish’d face, Many a planet by many a sun may roll with a dust of a vanish’d race. Raving politics, never at rest—as this poor earth’s pale history runs,— What is it all but a trouble of ants in the gleam of a million million of suns?
Quote:Quote:Two sets of long johns, thermal socks, head/face mask and I'm still uncomfortable at 30 above after an hour. All I keep thinking about are the summer nights in shorts and sandals behind the binoviewers. Any mosquitoes around your parts?
Quote:Two sets of long johns, thermal socks, head/face mask and I'm still uncomfortable at 30 above after an hour. All I keep thinking about are the summer nights in shorts and sandals behind the binoviewers.
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Quote:Sorry guys!....I just don't do cold as well as I used to!!! What time does "Big Bang Theory" come on???....lol....
Quote:Quote:Sorry guys!....I just don't do cold as well as I used to!!! What time does "Big Bang Theory" come on???....lol.... HEY Thats my favorite show!!Did you know about the secret behind the 2 main characters? Sheldon and Leonard?It is a Tribute to the Actor/Producer Sheldon Leonard, he did the Danny Thomas Show, Dick Van Dyke and many others,Including writing for I Love Lucy..He usually played gangsters in Movies and TV,Another one, Remember the Movie Grumpier Old Men?The old Lady who played the Mother of Sophie Loren?She played "Millie" the Dentists Wife that lived next door!! Cao... I'm hungry for Sphagetti
Quote:Yup - I was out last night working on a new (to me) scope. Only 50 degrees colder outside than inside. Hmmmmm could those be tube currents? Too cold for me. I lasted only about an hour and half. Couldn't figure out the nebulosity I saw everywhere until I realized my breath was frosting the eyepiece. I'm ready for summer.
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Quote:When it is colder than 40 degrees F.
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Quote:. . . your eyepiece is stuck to your fingers . . . and you can't get it off without removing some skin ! ! !Gloves just don't cut-it,Bob
Quote:All those construction and outdoor workers must wear Carharts and Dickies for a reason.
Quote:Instead of two sets of long johns, try thermal underwear(top and bottom) and jogging pants and top;the two layers of longjohns act as one layer but the looser jogging clothes will trap warmed air .Over those you want something that will stop the wind.Currently I make do with denim pants and a flannel shirt and one of several sweaters covered by a unlined or insulated hooded hoodie,or an industrial rated insulated coat.Knit cap too.
Quote:You try to observe and your eyes water so much you instantly freeze to the eyepiece, too cold.
Living at a dark site, I make scope when I have the inclination. I also do woodworking, cycling and other outdoor activities
Quote:Bob,Quote:. . . your eyepiece is stuck to your fingers . . . and you can't get it off without removing some skin ! ! !Gloves just don't cut-it,Bob I know what you mean. I've never had a pair of gloves that actually keep your hands warm enough and give you enough tactile sensation and grip to do the work required in amateur astronomy. Usually I just do without gloves. If I wear gloves at the telescope, I end up tearing them off in disgust within five minutes anyway.Mike
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“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.” ― Werner Heisenberg
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