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Den Mama
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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: simpleisbetter]
      #5558188 - 12/06/12 08:00 PM

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Warm in winter, cool in summer, otherwise whatever is comfortable and functional. Color doesn't much matter.




Same here.


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Meadeball
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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... [Re: csa/montana]
      #5558654 - 12/07/12 03:12 AM

I wear a huge, oversized leather coat with a big gold crown embroidered on the back, lots of gold chains, and a pair of blue jeans fastened around my thighs so people can see my boxers. I observe out of the back of a black Hummer with 22-inch chrome rims. Nobody bothers me.

BTW, anybody know where you can get a C8 goldplated?

Edited by Meadeball (12/07/12 03:17 AM)


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Pinbout
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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5558759 - 12/07/12 07:38 AM

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Warm in winter, cool in summer, otherwise whatever is comfortable and functional. Color doesn't much matter.


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Same here.





My wife thinks the telescopes are bad enough, but if I'm not at least a little fashionable it just makes it worse.

so with fashion in mind, I just found out the new color for 2013 is: color of the year


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Danzup77
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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: mark8888]
      #5558774 - 12/07/12 07:54 AM

I wear what ever the heck I feel like throwing on and could care less what random passers by think....lol. Keep walking if you are scared people sorry

In this country its almost our new identity to be offended by every thing and every one. sad sad sad.....Get a grip and suck it up!!! People love creating issues lol...

Edited by Danzup77 (12/07/12 08:01 AM)


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Danzup77
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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: Danzup77]
      #5558779 - 12/07/12 07:59 AM

MeadeBall you may need a counterweight for that C8 after

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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: Danzup77]
      #5558951 - 12/07/12 10:03 AM

I'm not exactly one that has ever thought about something like this. Colors, matching, worrying about what anyone thinks. I pretty much wear the same things anyway. It has to be warm, cool, depending on the night, but most important, comfortable, and whatever I happen to have on. I could care less about anything else.

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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: simpleisbetter]
      #5558971 - 12/07/12 10:13 AM

Maybe we should color cordinate what we wear with the color of our scope....maybe even take some of those old leg warmers from the 80s and put'em on our refractors (they came in many colors)and replaceable "wraps" for our dobs...

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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5558973 - 12/07/12 10:15 AM

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Warm in winter, cool in summer, otherwise whatever is comfortable and functional. Color doesn't much matter.


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Same here.





My wife thinks the telescopes are bad enough, but if I'm not at least a little fashionable it just makes it worse.

so with fashion in mind, I just found out the new color for 2013 is: color of the year




Just what we needed--more Televue!!!!


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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5559072 - 12/07/12 11:07 AM

Seems that the potential importance of color falls into three categories:
1) At respondent's usual observing sites, how relatively important is choice of color to communicating benign intent to others?
2) At respondent's usual observing sites, how relatively important is choice of color to observer's comfort and ability to successfully function? (mosquitoes, dark/unreflective vs light/reflective);
3) How important is it to the respondent's self-regard to be (and appear) well put-together even in the dark vs whatever-the-heck whatever keeps me warm enough even if it's striped pants and plaid jacket, I'm in the dark anyway. Some people simply don't feel comfortable dressed in a way they consider sloppy, even if they're going out into the dark. Others: hey, who cares, I'm going to a dark site alone or with a few buds who don't care either.


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csrlice12
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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: FirstSight]
      #5559492 - 12/07/12 03:30 PM

Actually, for where I view, I'd be wondering what the heck the cops would be doing way out there in the midddle of nowhere.....Snipe Hunting????

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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: Meadeball]
      #5559749 - 12/07/12 06:22 PM

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I wear a huge, oversized leather coat with a big gold crown embroidered on the back, lots of gold chains, and a pair of blue jeans fastened around my thighs so people can see my boxers. I observe out of the back of a black Hummer with 22-inch chrome rims. Nobody bothers me.

BTW, anybody know where you can get a C8 goldplated?




Is that you Dr. Detroit?


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BigC
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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: FirstSight]
      #5559775 - 12/07/12 06:34 PM

Camoflage outfit,camoflage painted truck,camoflage painted scope.Tell them you are setting up an observation post.

But not forest camo in a snow-covered field.Have to adjust to the deploymeny area!


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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: BigC]
      #5559810 - 12/07/12 06:52 PM

Dark Skies Apparel makes their hooded observing vest in white for solar viewers. Trouble is, that hood makes one look like a member of the KKK. Probably not cool in some areas.

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FirstSight
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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: Doc Willie]
      #5559970 - 12/07/12 09:09 PM

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Dark Skies Apparel makes their hooded observing vest in white for solar viewers. Trouble is, that hood makes one look like a member of the KKK. Probably not cool in some areas.




Or perhaps like a HazMat worker measuring toxic contamination with telescope-like instruments.


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Meadeball
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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5560291 - 12/08/12 01:26 AM

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Maybe we should color cordinate what we wear with the color of our scope....




OK then, what's the URL for Princeton University's campus store?


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star drop
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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: Meadeball]
      #5560338 - 12/08/12 02:11 AM

Color coordination with ones telescope is the way to go. Matching shirt, pants, coat, shoes, etc.

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Tony Flanders
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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: star drop]
      #5560465 - 12/08/12 07:22 AM

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Color coordination with ones telescope is the way to go. Matching shirt, pants, coat, shoes, etc.




Obviously, this is the real reason that so many amateur astronomers own multiple telescopes. Black and white for formal occasions, plaid for rural retreats, and so on . . .


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CharlesW
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Loc: Chula Vista & Indio, CA
Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: amicus sidera]
      #5562223 - 12/09/12 11:11 AM

I was a deputy sheriff for 27 years. I have contacted tens of thousands of people, both good and bad, at all times of the day and night. If I saw someone wearing all black looking through a telescope, my first response would be, "Mind if I take a look?" And even if you didn't have a right to be where you set up, well- that's why there is "spirit" and "letter" of the law. I'd probably just tell you to have a good night and be safe.

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NeilMac
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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: simpleisbetter]
      #5562317 - 12/09/12 12:03 PM

I am actually thinking about color since im in the process of stitching together a hoody (store versions are so small and I want one that will hang past my face) so I chose navy blue, dont like black and navy blue does not reflect undesirable color from the street lights.

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wky46
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Re: Choice of clothing color when observing... new [Re: NeilMac]
      #5563229 - 12/09/12 10:02 PM

Summer attire (day and evening, seven days a week)- Plain white T-shirt. Khaki, camo or light weight jean shorts. White tube socks. Blue deck sneakers or light weight tan hiking boots. White 'Fruit of the Loom' briefs....

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