"Starman" Dan Doyle
Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas
Central Texas Astronomical Society
8" LX200GPS w/ST80 guidescope, Canon 350D+DSI Pro
150mm f/8 Sky Watcher Refractor
10" f/4.5 Homemade Dob RV-6 Criterion Dynascope http://www.darcstarobservatory.webs.com
10" OO VX, 6" iOptron Mak-Cass, Orion 100ED
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:I'd like to know more about your weather imagery. I usually check the ir on the Gulf of Mexico. Plus the local dobbler for Florida. What else to you look at?
Live Life Right. Aim High, Think High
Zhumell Z8. C6-SGT / ZEQ25GT. AR102 / WO Z71.
Celestron 15 x 70 / Nikon 10 x 50 action series. Modest range of eyepieces, TV Barlow, Diagonals, FR's. Skytracker / Astronomik CLS II.
Canon 70D / 550D.
DJ Eastern Missouri, USA Bushnell 8x42's, SV80ed, Nexstar 130SLT, C5+, 8" LX200 Classic, 10" f/7 Cave, Orion XT10 w/Moonlite focuser
Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Quote:Has anyone else woke up in the middle of the night, and decided to peek outside before going back to sleep?
Quote:Quote:Has anyone else woke up in the middle of the night, and decided to peek outside before going back to sleep? All the time. And the older you get, the more times you have to wake up in the middle of the night...
Even a blind squirrel gets a nut once in a while. ETX 90 Meade Starfinder 8" Dobsonian
Quote: Now... How many of you have ever ended up observing in you robe n slipper after dragging a scope out at 3 AM?
Orion XT12g 12" f/4.92 GoTo Dob Orion 9x50 RACI - Green Laser Pointer Orion 4.5" f/4 EP: ES82 30mm, ES68 24mm EP: Hyperion 21, 17, 13, 10, 8, 5mm Various filters, including Skyglow, UHC, O-III Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow Celestron 12x80 binoculars & mount
Quote:Quote: 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...
Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
Quote:Done that a few times without the robe....it was hot out:)
Celestron C9.25-S CG-5 mount Explore Scientific ED80 CG-4 Complete set of ES 82's Canon T1i LS60THa
Quote:Quote:Done that a few times without the robe....it was hot out:) Pics? Police Reports?
<Insert droll quotation or ridiculous equipment list here>
Mark Oak Park Observatory (aka my backyard) Bortle 7 Orion 90mm AstroView; EQ-2; 1.25" 25mm, 10mm Plossl Celestron Eyepiece Kit; 1.25" Barlow x2, 32mm, 17mm, 13mm, 8mm, 6mm Plossl; filters UO Super Abbe Orthos; 1.25" 7.7mm, 16.8mm Meade 60mm StarFinder; modified alt/az video camera tripod (it works!); .965" 25mm, 12.5mm, 9mm, 4mm; Moon filter. Meade 60mm Jupiter; Antares .965" 25mm, 12.5mm 10mm Super Plossl Bushnell 7x35 binos Simmons 10x50 binos Beach Chair
Quote:After reading all the replies either I'm not as strange as I had imagined, or we're all stranger than we could ever imagine.Ed D
I have more money than brains. And I haven't got that much money. WB4RJK Astronomy is looking up! http://www.farrout.org
Quote:Having been in the hobby for 30 odd years, I've found that I have acquired a few unusual habits that others who don't know me well might find odd. For instance, when walking out of a building I find that I'll often catch myself looking up, even if just for a moment, regardless of the time of day or weather conditions. I also appear to have an OCD like condition for satellite and radar loops. I've even gone so far as to make a personal web page with all my favorite weather imagery so I no longer have to switch between multiple websites. Of course, I can't seem to go without checking CN multiple times during the day too!
Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
Quote:Unfortunatly, I have the unique ability that whenever I look outside, clouds form.
Orion SkyView Pro 8" Equatorial Reflector Telescope
Orion Starblast6 Reflector Telescope
Celestron Eyepiece/Filter set
Sirius plossl 10mm,25mm,40mm
Orion Skyglow LP filter
Baader film solar filter (homemade)
Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binoculars
Quote:Quote:Unfortunatly, I have the unique ability that whenever I look outside, clouds form. You too?? I thought it was just me. It's almost cartoon-like. I can only see clear sky through averted vision.