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StarmanDan
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Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer.
      #5455882 - 10/04/12 10:49 PM

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!

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: StarmanDan]
      #5455928 - 10/04/12 11:27 PM

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?

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Dennis_S253]
      #5456008 - 10/05/12 01:15 AM

I tend to check the clear sky clock at lunch (gotta take advantage of your opportunities in Seattle), although I have gotten out of this habit the last three months. I also have a lunar phase indicator on my watch so I can quickly decide whether it would be worthwhile to drive to dark skies.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: SeattleScott]
      #5456201 - 10/05/12 08:19 AM

At least it's not snowing there! Today, Friday, October 5, 2012, and it's snowing pretty good.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5456204 - 10/05/12 08:24 AM


Askin everyone about their sky for light pollution. I'm even beginnin to annoy myself.


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Dennis_S253]
      #5456383 - 10/05/12 11:24 AM

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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?




Check my website link below and click on "Atmospheric" and you will see what I've got.


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: StarmanDan]
      #5456490 - 10/05/12 12:37 PM

Each time I stop at a traffic junction whilst driving back, I tend to look up even though I know its gonna rain.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5456534 - 10/05/12 01:01 PM

I've been in the hobby for a grand total of 8 months & I already find myself looking up at the sky every time I walk out the door...

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csrlice12
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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: yepimanerd]
      #5456634 - 10/05/12 02:02 PM

It's Stopped Snowing!!!!!!!!!!!!! had to look...

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5456641 - 10/05/12 02:06 PM

Has anyone else woke up in the middle of the night, and decided to peek outside before going back to sleep?

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: yepimanerd]
      #5456649 - 10/05/12 02:11 PM

Dan,

Nice Wx page, I like it!

I use binoculars at work when on breaks to show people sunspots with the projection technique. I do this all the time. I show people stuff on the night shift too. The Venus transit was a great time with some of my coworkers.


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Astrodj]
      #5456709 - 10/05/12 02:57 PM

It's even rubbed off on my wife who almost never observes with me. She says she looks at the sky much more than she used to.

-Dan


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Dennis_S253
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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #5456765 - 10/05/12 03:45 PM

Nice Dan, All in one place.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Dennis_S253]
      #5456781 - 10/05/12 03:54 PM

Grinding teeth while observing.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5456802 - 10/05/12 04:11 PM

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...


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: rdandrea]
      #5456807 - 10/05/12 04:18 PM

It's why they build bathrooms next to the bedroom....

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: rdandrea]
      #5456882 - 10/05/12 05:19 PM

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...




So often that I wonder if the neighbor every looks out his window at night.....well, he wouldn't sleep well after that I'm sure! hahaha


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5457416 - 10/06/12 03:10 AM

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Has anyone else woke up in the middle of the night, and decided to peek outside before going back to sleep?




Well yes. Yes I do. Practically every night.

Now... How many of you have ever ended up observing in you robe n slipper after dragging a scope out at 3 AM?

Edited by Quinn (10/06/12 03:13 AM)


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Quinn]
      #5457420 - 10/06/12 03:19 AM

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...


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: TexasRed]
      #5457438 - 10/06/12 03:51 AM

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...




It was almost the uniform of the day at the end of this summer when Jupiter and Company were just rising.


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Quinn]
      #5457585 - 10/06/12 08:30 AM

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


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Ed D]
      #5457679 - 10/06/12 09:57 AM

I walk outside in the evening (the puppie, Nikki, gots to go and play ya know?) and in the last few months I've been looking up and saying things, like: That's gotta be Deneb...so thats Cygnus. Then I will get out my cell phone and use Google Sky to comfirm it.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: TexasRed]
      #5457715 - 10/06/12 10:30 AM

Done that a few times without the robe....it was hot out:)

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: REC]
      #5457737 - 10/06/12 10:46 AM

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Done that a few times without the robe....it was hot out:)




Pics? Police Reports?


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5457804 - 10/06/12 11:34 AM

Any of you other "weather geeks" might want to check out this site also. www.goes.noaa.gov/GSSLOOPS/ecwv.html it's the satelite water vapor loop. I'm not sure but I think the less water vapor in the atmosphere above you the better the seeing would be. Please correct me if I'm wrong!

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5457838 - 10/06/12 11:57 AM

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Done that a few times without the robe....it was hot out:)




Pics? Police Reports?




Any interesting mozzie bites?


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Andy Taylor]
      #5457854 - 10/06/12 12:05 PM

Thx for the link Stargaz18. Added it to my fav's...

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: StarmanDan]
      #5457886 - 10/06/12 12:30 PM

Looking up is part of this hobby's MO (Modus operandi). Like a journeyman with his favorite tools; we train our eyes (our favorite tool) to the subtleties of the heavens, whether its day or night. Quite often, I try to gauge day time weather with potential seeing conditions at night. But generally go to the Clear Sky web site to give me a better idea. My wife (bless her) understands my strange behavior.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: delgado39]
      #5457958 - 10/06/12 01:28 PM

Unfortunatly, I have the unique ability that whenever I look outside, clouds form.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5458827 - 10/07/12 05:56 AM

I am learning the Greek alphabet at the tender age of 50. I sit at my desk with a pencil so large that I have to rest it on my shoulder as I write...alpha...beta...gamma...delta...

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Ed D]
      #5458875 - 10/07/12 07:23 AM

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




That's why group therapy is so important.


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: StarmanDan]
      #5458898 - 10/07/12 07:49 AM

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!




I do almost the same things you do to a T,whats our problem?


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: yonkrz]
      #5459016 - 10/07/12 09:49 AM

So then it's all normal, for the hobby that is. Wow I thought it was just me. I have only been in the hobby a couple of months and already do all these things, look out the window, stare up when driving, look up when going out a door. It's good to know I am not the only one who does this...LOL

Rob


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: StarmanDan]
      #5461891 - 10/09/12 10:42 AM

A couple weeks ago I was carrying the kid in, after a car trip. It was dark, and raining. I stopped with the kid in the rain, and stared up, looking for sucker holes.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: galexand]
      #5462165 - 10/09/12 01:56 PM

Hey, with ES equipment, a little rain shouldn't stop you...

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5463415 - 10/10/12 08:41 AM

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.


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5465111 - 10/11/12 10:27 AM

Quote:

Has anyone else woke up in the middle of the night, and decided to peek outside before going back to sleep?




Only once......ok, twice.....really only 2 or 3 times, i swear....................ALRIGHT...dang-it...all the time!....I need help. Looking up IS an addiction.


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: cadfour]
      #5465115 - 10/11/12 10:33 AM

You'd thing the neck brace industry would be a big supporter of this hobby!!!!

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Tori]
      #5465153 - 10/11/12 10:59 AM

Quote:

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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.




8PM...look outside and see clear skies and think 'GREAT!'
8:15PM....grab my binoculars to go observe out back.
8:20pm....come back in, dejected, because there's nothing but clouds.


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: cadfour]
      #5465188 - 10/11/12 11:19 AM

Having been around these forums for a few months, I'm of the opinion it would be far, far easier to list those remaining "Sane" areas....

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: TexasRed]
      #5465281 - 10/11/12 12:14 PM

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...




Robe? Slippers? I knew I musta forgot something!


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: GaryJCarter]
      #5465369 - 10/11/12 01:17 PM

Quote:

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...





I once dragged Yvonne (my good lady) out by mistake. Saw more stars that night than I'd seen in a long time.

Regards. Peter.

Robe? Slippers? I knew I musta forgot something!




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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: stray1]
      #5470301 - 10/14/12 06:11 PM

I don't know how many arguements I've gotten into over my watches time.
I check and calibrate my time to the oficial Atomic clock in Colorado, I always right down to the second!
There is one guy in particular every clock in his house is 5 min. fast, yet he swears he is right. I have even taken him onlive to prove it! He says they must be wrong...
I had to walk away before I choked him to death ...


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: orion61]
      #5832565 - 04/30/13 03:12 PM

I've noticed I often unconsciously hum Neil young's "tonights the night" all day long when the forecast looks good.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: rdandrea]
      #5832668 - 04/30/13 04:08 PM

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...





YES....


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: geekgroupie]
      #5834133 - 05/01/13 11:24 AM

I did all the above minus weather loops before getting a telescope or binoculars...
and if anyone knows how to remove the medicine man rain stick that is embedded in me, I'm open to suggestions!


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: bluesteel]
      #5834458 - 05/01/13 01:48 PM

I always look up when I walk outdoors, just habit now. I also many times fall asleep to the music of Jonn Serrie (space music). People seem surprised when they point to what they think is a star and I can tell them immediately that it's a planet and which one. So I'm surprised that their surprised, maybe that's the surprising part. They also look at me funny when I have my (solar) scope set up in the middle of the day in the driveway.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Classic8]
      #5834738 - 05/01/13 04:29 PM

As many have said, I too also look up when I go outside. Especially when its already night and its clear. I have been doing it since I was at least 8 or 9. Just a general fascination of whats up there.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: stargazer424]
      #5834823 - 05/01/13 05:12 PM

The look on a strangers face when I am waiting for an Iridium Flare. If they ask I tell them I am waiting for a sign. And then there it is...

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5834952 - 05/01/13 06:19 PM

Quote:

Has anyone else woke up in the middle of the night, and decided to peek outside before going back to sleep?



This has become a completely automatic motion for me. Every time. And some nights it's many times


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: SteveNH]
      #5835407 - 05/01/13 11:13 PM

I love bedroom windows where I can look out at the stars for my lullabuy. I move around frequently for my job and don't always have them.... Then I gotta fight with my kitty over which side of the window sill is his, hee hee.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: geekgroupie]
      #5835416 - 05/01/13 11:18 PM

When you decide you hate trees, hills , mountains and miss the West Texas barren plains..... you might be a scoper

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: TexasRed]
      #5835421 - 05/01/13 11:23 PM

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...





I wear boots ..... in rattle snake territory most bites are below the knee. Watch where you step, watch where you reach and don't set beverages on the ground


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: geekgroupie]
      #5835698 - 05/02/13 06:52 AM

I schedule most of my vacations around astronomical events such as New Moon, eclipses, meteor showers, ASAE, and so forth.

Even after 25 years at the same job I get and looks when I tell my coworkers why and what I'm doing on my time off.

Tom


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: rtomw77]
      #5836934 - 05/02/13 06:35 PM

When driving at night in a new area, I keep having the urge to turn off my headlights, to see how dark it is.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: jacklbartlett]
      #5837803 - 05/03/13 08:35 AM

"When driving at night in a new area, I keep having the urge to turn off my headlights, to see how dark it is."

Please let us know in advance if you ever visit the Denver area.......

Back at the turn of the 20th century, there were only two motor vehicles in the state of Ohio.....they hit each other at a crossroads.....remember, you may not be the only one with that idea........


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5837964 - 05/03/13 10:06 AM

I've been guilty of being distracted driving at night cause I'm looking up out the window instead of down at the road. Good thing my car doesn't have a sun roof!

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: StarmanDan]
      #5840597 - 05/04/13 07:08 PM

Does wearing sunglasses at night to open up the pupils as much as possible qualify ?

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Red Shift]
      #5841378 - 05/05/13 10:08 AM

Been guilty of all of the above.
Since entering this hobby I find my self using
averted vision for all sorts of non-astronomy
related reasons.


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: StarmanDan]
      #5841388 - 05/05/13 10:16 AM

Ive done that with my Sunroof. Once looked at an Annular eclipse through it as it was getting darker, the blackflies started to come out....LOL

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: REC]
      #5842583 - 05/05/13 10:20 PM

Above my desk where I control my telescopes I have a clock set to Universal Time.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Red Shift]
      #5843331 - 05/06/13 11:31 AM

Quote:

Does wearing sunglasses at night to open up the pupils as much as possible qualify ?




Corey Hart would know. "Sunglasses at Night" was his one big hit.


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: hm insulators]
      #5843622 - 05/06/13 01:37 PM

I have 3 pictures hanging in my living room. One of Saturn, one of Jupiter and Io, and one of M81.

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5844009 - 05/06/13 05:04 PM

Neck braces, knee pads, ankle braces...can't tell you how many times I've tripped and fell due to looking up!

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: NewMoonTelescope]
      #5844374 - 05/06/13 08:23 PM

when im out observing or trying to image by myself, i find myself listening to dark side of the moon by pink floyd on my ipod

Edited by sparky123 (05/06/13 08:23 PM)


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: sparky123]
      #5844628 - 05/06/13 10:50 PM

Quote:

when im out observing or trying to image by myself, i find myself listening to dark side of the moon by pink floyd on my ipod



I tend to listen to "Wish You Were Here".. (I guess that's referring to clear skies )


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Gert K A]
      #5845211 - 05/07/13 09:58 AM



isnt that the truth!


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Red Shift]
      #5847739 - 05/08/13 01:07 PM

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Does wearing sunglasses at night to open up the pupils as much as possible qualify ?




As HM Insulators mentions ... I did this one early morning myself by accident. Still drowsy, I reached for my glasses and looked outside - the sky was still dark; exceptionally dark for my white zone, and all the streetlights in my neighborhood were extremely dim. The usual city skyglow wasn't there, and I got really excited, thinking we were in the middle of a citywide brownout - it's time to go out and look at the Milky Way!! -- That is, until I realized I had put on my prescription sunglasses.


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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: Red Shift]
      #5847931 - 05/08/13 02:47 PM

Nah. You might not even be an amateur astronomer. Instead you could be a Canadian pop icon struggling in vain to be "cool".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2LTL8KgKv8

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5847943 - 05/08/13 02:54 PM

When you think about it, most people think we're unusual anywho....which is a good thing....as most people avoid unusual and weird people...which is what we want, right?

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: jrbarnett]
      #5848123 - 05/08/13 04:20 PM

Jim - watching video - can't stop laughing

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Re: Unusual habits of the amateur astronomer. new [Re: SteveNH]
      #5852437 - 05/10/13 06:08 PM

William Shatner - Bohemian Rhapsody Amusing, funny, freaky, strange, are a few words that come to mind with this video.

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