Scopes: C9.25, SkyWatcher ED80
Mounts: CGEM, CG5
Guiding: Orion SSAG/ST80
Cameras: ASI120MC, Canon T3i (Baader Mod)
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Quote:Also, she keeps offering to buy me more telescopes, but I always decline. Really!
Quote: She always asks--when are you going to buy some more astronomy equipment?
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Quote:My wife has no interest. But, that's not necessarily a bad thing. It leaves me out there in peace and tranquility---with the dog and cat, of course. Once in awhile, however, she will come have a look at my request and give the usual, "Hm," or maybe even a short, "Cool." At least she isn't jealous of the time I spend outside. Now that would get on my nerves if she were.
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Quote:I thought I would chime in on this one. I am in the complete OPPOSITE position. My husband tolerates my interest, as I tolerate his love of football (luckily, we both love baseball!)The important point is that, in a marriage, you needn't like the same things, but, you should care enough about your spouse to actively listen to/ask questions about whatever it is that they are passionate about. My husband loses me when he starts talking plumbing, and I know I lose him when I stray to far into the astrophysics side of things. I, too have noticed my husband using a little "lingo" here and there ! For the record, I cannot imagine a more horrible, hellish activity than to go shopping at Nordstrom's, or any other such place...much less with other women!!
Quote: My husband loses me when he starts talking plumbing, and I know I lose him when I stray to far into the astrophysics side of things.
Quote: you should care enough about your spouse to actively listen to/ask questions about whatever it is that they are passionate about.
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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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4" Unitron 150
4" Bosma refractor
Denk Binotron 27, D14's and D21's
Galaxy Note 8 running SkySafari Pro via Bluetooth
Wireless Autostar II
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“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Binos: APM100 | Obie 20x80D3 | Resolux 15x70, 7x50 | Nikon AE 12x50, 7x35 | FMT-SX 10x50 | Canon 10x30 | Vanguard ED 8x42
Mounts: AVX | Orion Paragon | Tecnosky eLLe
Telescopes: XT8g | AT6RC | Onyx 80EDF | 102GT | ST80
1.25" EPs: Hyperion 8, 17mm | ES68º: 20, 24mm | ES82º: 4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14mm
2" EPs: Meade 5k 82º: 24, 30mm | ES100º: 5.5, 9, 14, 20mm
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