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    firts got interested when I was maybe 13 years old
    Is that Flirts got interested ?
    Same with me...
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    Astronomy is a middle aged persons game.
    1. When you're young, you can't afford it, neither the time from the family and work, nor the cost.
    2. When you're old and can afford it, your eyesight is gone, and and you can't get up and down to peer through the Telrad.
    3. When you're old you can't stay awake at all hours of the morning to get that better view.
    4. When you're old, it's tough to haul that telescope around.
    But it's still a great hobby at any time.
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    well I'm 53
    I've been visual for over 40 years and into imaging for less than a year.
    No age limit here but when you get a little older the pace of things sort of slow down a tad which sure helps when it comes to the frustrating nights autoguiding
    I have no problems at all staying up all night but suffer longer for the self abuse.
    Like a lot of us here... the eye sight isn't,quite the same , everything is so much heavier than I remember it to be ,and the only hair that grows anymore is on my ears.
    Whats up with that ?
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    My eyesight is 20/18 - and I can see just fine and dandy thank you very much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenniferchristine View Post
    My eyesight is 20/18 - and I can see just fine and dandy thank you very much!
    I have 20/20 vision when I wear my binoculars
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    I see much better with a Telescope. Eyes have never been 20-20. Eventually, they'll have to haul me to the scope!

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    Ken thanks for your humor, life is too short not to joke.

    I'm getting older, I guess everyone is but even at my age wearing contacts they dry up at night trying to align to stars, so sometimes I can only see with one basically. At least most you guys and gals (as this is also a female hobby - thanks Jen!) have two eyes. I seem to have 1 sometimes
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwalker View Post
    well I'm 53
    I've been visual for over 40 years and into imaging for less than a year.
    No age limit here but when you get a little older the pace of things sort of slow down a tad which sure helps when it comes to the frustrating nights autoguiding
    I have no problems at all staying up all night but suffer longer for the self abuse.
    Like a lot of us here... the eye sight isn't,quite the same , everything is so much heavier than I remember it to be ,and the only hair that grows anymore is on my ears.
    Whats up with that ?
    Yeah I think he hit the nail on the head here. Fits me since I could never afford it until now (that I am in my early 30's). Lol.
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    Because of the number of posts to this tread it has been broken into 2 parts and this portion closed.

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