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quiterhardpho

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Astronomy and Guilt
« on: December 24, 2017, 07:37:29 PM »
Fellow Noob's-

Seattle has had some great weather lately.  Sky Charts is blue ( right down the line).  Prime time stuff.  And what exactly did I do last night?  I went to bed early.  Yep.  I stated it.  Bed early, before dark.  No more Jupiter, No Beehive, No M36 or M37, no Moon.  Nothing.  I'm interested if anybody else feels guilty going to bed early on what you understand is a perfect night to pull out the range?  I know this may be a Pacific NW thing too because we've had cloudy streaks that seem to go on indefinitely.  Maybe you guys down in AZ or HI are in a different location regarding this.

I hate to state this and it may be tongue and cheek, but I'm actually hoping that weekend is muddy.  That way I can go to sleep with no feeling I'm overlooking something.All in all I'm having fun with the hobby  Simply little observations I love to discuss.

Happy Skies!

cs



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Re: Astronomy and Guilt
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 10:09:53 PM »
Considering it has been raining for the last two months here, I would smack myself (and encourage my friends to smack to me) when I missed a fantastic night!

JT

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Re: Astronomy and Guilt
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 09:44:36 PM »
I've sent you some clouds. I'm sure there are others here who will do likewise.....Soon you'll be the envy of the Cloud Watchers Society

Oh and its working...look at my CSC Chart....my gear is looking forward to tonite's dark site trip...Mars is out, and Saturn, and Jupiter...and the moon...and lots of other things. I'm taking the XLT for planets and the dob for everything else.....exept on Mars, I want to try out the 2.5XO in the dob (only "planetary" scope I have that can use that short a fl eyepiece).

We all thank you for your lifelong sacrifice....HEY EVERYBODY, SEND YOUR CLOUDS TO ASTRONOMER FOR FUN...he wants them...go figure....

And a personal THANK YOU....I've never seen a black box in my CSC till now!!!!!!

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Re: Astronomy and Guilt
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 02:42:35 AM »
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Fellow Noob's-

Seattle has had some great weather lately. Sky Charts is all blue (right down the line). Prime time stuff. And what did I do last night? I went to bed early. Yep. I said it.


Here in New England, it seems like it was raining for the past month. Because it was. So we got an absolutely gorgeous night last night, and I watched Bering Sea Gold and went to bed. Crazy. I said it too.

Hopefully tonight will not be a repeat

Clear skies !

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Re: Astronomy and Guilt
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 10:37:49 PM »
The cloud nebula has been up in Indy for two weeks straight. I was also able to observe the Ah Hail Cluster..along with the Super Gusto 60 MPH Wind Wizard Nebula. You can certainly have that crud.

No, i'm with you..I feel guilty watching Netflix why the sky is clear at night and I have gone to bed early a time or two with nice clear skies out

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Re: Astronomy and Guilt
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2018, 06:05:00 AM »
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Here in New England, it seems like it was raining for the past month. Because it was. So we got an absolutely gorgeous night last night, and I watched Bering Sea Gold and went to bed. Crazy. I said it too.

Hopefully tonight will not be a repeat

Clear skies !

That's too funny! But Bearing Sea? I'm off of the gold shows right now, though I do like the father/son relationship, you know, where the dad is blowing all the son's money?

Have a good day!

cs

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Re: Astronomy and Guilt
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 08:37:57 AM »
Hmmm,,, looking at my CSC chart, it looks FANTASTIC for tonight as well. So I suppose thanks are in order for Astronomerforfun!  I'm going to drag a couple of old 80mm classics out tonight in his honor!

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Re: Astronomy and Guilt
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2018, 10:07:27 PM »
Things get betterafter you retire and can focus more on your playtime.
Astronomy I think is hit and miss during our career years, at least for
me it was. I was always interested but often distracted to other things like family.
I also didn't have a large dollar investment in the hobby until nearing retirement
so I didn't feel Ihad to justify using my gearat every available opportunity.
Once you own nice equipment though hang on to it because you will use
and appreciate it eventually.

swadadanun

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Re: Astronomy and Guilt
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2018, 07:27:30 AM »
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Things get betterafter you retire and can focus more on your playtime.
Astronomy I think is hit and miss during our career years, at least for
me it was. I was always interested but often distracted to other things like family.
I also didn't have a large dollar investment in the hobby until nearing retirement
so I didn't feel Ihad to justify using my gearat every available opportunity.
Once you own nice equipment though hang on to it because you will use
and appreciate it eventually.

Exactly and I have a 7 and 5 yr old and have to bring in the bacon at work. I see the retired folks in my astro club taking vacations to the Southwest specifically for astronomy. It would be so nice to be able to stay up all night and sleep until 2pm and live in an astronomers commune in New Mexico

quiterhardpho

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Re: Astronomy and Guilt
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 04:10:37 AM »
Lenticular Clouds. Learn something new every day. So those aren't UFO's ha? Just clouds. Crap.

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Re: Astronomy and Guilt
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 07:50:19 AM »
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Things get betterafter you retire and can focus more on your playtime.
Astronomy I think is hit and miss during our career years, at least for
me it was. I was always interested but often distracted to other things like family.
I also didn't have a large dollar investment in the hobby until nearing retirement
so I didn't feel Ihad to justify using my gearat every available opportunity.
Once you own nice equipment though hang on to it because you will use
and appreciate it eventually.

Exactly and I have a 7 and 5 yr old and have to bring in the bacon at work. I see the retired folks in my astro club taking vacations to the Southwest specifically for astronomy. It would be so nice to be able to stay up all night and sleep until 2pm and live in an astronomers commune in New Mexico
I think you've gotten a distorted idea of retirement....sleep all night and a 2pm nap maybe...

ichpezafi

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Re: Astronomy and Guilt
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2018, 09:24:32 PM »
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Lenticular Clouds. Learn something new every day. So those aren't UFO's ha? Just clouds. Crap. 

No that's Lando Calrissian's Cloud City

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Re: Astronomy and Guilt
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2018, 04:21:05 AM »
I think you've gotten a distorted idea of retirement....sleep all night and a 2pm nap maybe...

2pm nap......more than likely! I recommend this retirement thing!

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Re: Astronomy and Guilt
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2018, 01:24:22 AM »
Hey Skycruzr???

...I'm not sure how I feel about your Avitar.

But I am pretty happy about your retiring and naps. Kinda jealous but yeah happy for you.

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Re: Astronomy and Guilt
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2018, 01:51:59 AM »
Wait till we tell you just because it's clear out....it may still not be worth going out.....