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#1 imtl

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:38 PM

Hi all,

 

I saw this somewhere else and thought it would be interesting/funny to see this in AP section of amateur astronomy.

 

So,

 

1. How old (or young) are you?

 

2. How many years (months/days/hours/seconds/femtoseconds) have you been imaging? (could include all types of imaging, whatever you want)

 

Yes, it's a cloudy night and I'm bored. If it catches on then great if not then meh... another silly topic.

 

Maybe I'll make a histogram with stats at the end.

 

** If you want to tell a bit about how you started and what gear you used first and what you use now then go ahead!

 

*** Okay, someone pointed something out to me, so here is a clarification:

This is purely for fun. The data here is not being used for anything. No conspiracy theories please.

 

Let the polls begin!

 

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128 members so far. Keep going! (now added the experienced imaging forum as well)

 

  • Average age starting to image: 42.1 yo
  • Average years of imaging experience: 10.3 years. 
  • Total imaging time: 1324 years.
  • Our current youngest is 15! yo, while our current "not that young" is 84! yo.
  • Youngest to ever start is 10.5! yo, while our "not that young" to ever start is 75 yo.
  • The least experienced is 0.002 years tongue2.gif
  • The most experienced is 60 years!

 

Check out our "outliers"! We got some nice diversity here.

 

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Histogram of what age did people start imaging.

 

histogram.jpg


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#2 imtl

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:41 PM

I'll start to see if anyone replies or reports me :p

 

I'm 40 yo. Been imaging as an amateur for 2.5 years now.

(have more years scientific background doing research in astronomy/astrophysics so I guess 7 in total)



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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:42 PM

34.

 

About 3 years imaging. 



#4 Ken Sturrock

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:53 PM

51. About 19 years imaging (off & on).



#5 John Miele

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:56 PM

59. About 18 years off and on...



#6 ex-Bubblehead

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:58 PM

1. 38
2. 2 days, now that the clouds finally broke. Too bad the moon is so bright right now...
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Posted 25 February 2021 - 07:59 PM

44 years and about 9 months imaging, or at least trying to.

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:01 PM

33, about 3 years imaging



#9 imtl

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:01 PM

1. 38
2. 2 days, now that the clouds finally broke. Too bad the moon is so bright right now...

Moon is just another LP. Go image!



#10 Bill Arden

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:02 PM

73, imaging about 15 years.

#11 Seaquel47

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:07 PM

76 years young.  Started with an Atik Infinity for EAA 1.5 years ago and got intrigued with astrophotography.


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#12 Cfeastside

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:08 PM

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the last 9 mos on and off



#13 TrustyChords

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:10 PM

1. 44

2. About 2 years ago was when I got my 5SE and hooked up my DSLR, and did the unthinkable, if you can call that imaging (I do).


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#14 RonaldNC

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:11 PM

65

1 year, 8 months



#15 imtl

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:12 PM

1. 44

2. About 2 years ago was when I got my 5SE and hooked up my DSLR, and did the unthinkable, if you can call that imaging (I do).

Of course it is. Level of imaging is not the point. The fact that you went for it, is.


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#16 kathyastro

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:16 PM

66.

I took my first astro image 24 years ago (Hale-Bopp).  Started imaging for real 11 years ago.


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#17 dcaponeii

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:18 PM

64. Started imaging with 35mm film using my 6” Newtonian with its Edmund Scientific mirror and home built EQ mount in mid-70’s

#18 Oyaji

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:29 PM

69 years old

 

First image April, 2019.

 

Beginning gear:  AVX mount, Stellarvue 80mm doublet, Olympus micro 4/3 camera



#19 Beaverpond Astro

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:32 PM

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- 10 years of very occasionally putting a DLSR on the end of a TV85 for moon shots/Venus transit of sun

- 10 months of deep sky AP (now that I have the time!)



#20 Arthur NY

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:32 PM

I'm 51 and started about 3 years ago, after saying I'd never get into AP.

Well, Woodland Hills had some killer deals on the ES 80mm scope at NEAF and that was that. That "good deal" has cost me a pretty penny.


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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:36 PM

57. Started telescope viewing 49 yrs. ago and got a chance to see my brother do it with film/lucky planet pictures using an orange tube C-8. 8 years ago I took my first with an CGEM mounted XT10/OSC and am about to (Finally) check out a new-to-me AT6RC. I smell a decent refractor/mono/fw setup to expand on my still young hobby😁.
Ralph
PS. Talk about addictive....

#22 StarmanDan

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:48 PM

50. Started imaging when I took my 35mm Olympus OM1 out and took pics of comet Hale Bopp. Been hooked ever since.

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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:54 PM

54.

2 months (only started because I moved to bad sky area and visual no longer possible)


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Posted 25 February 2021 - 08:59 PM

51.  Got my first scope in July 2018 (EdgeHD 8) and started imaging Dec. 2018, so 2.25 years ago.


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Posted 25 February 2021 - 09:00 PM

58 years young. Imaging for 3.5 years.


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