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    Default astronomy is an old men's game?




    "Al" <aocc1bugoff@optonline.net> wrote in message
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    I'm
    that

    I may not match your age criterion, but I do have the floaters. A month or
    so ago I could have sworn I discovered some strange ameboidal life form near
    Saturn.


    DaveL

    then?



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    I started a thread like this a year or so ago...don't what the data
    means, since S&T subscribers don't necessarily reflect (no pun
    intended) the field as a whole, but anyway here it is...

    [quoting myself]
    Dear S&T:
    What is the average and distribution of the ages of your subscribers?

    [S&T reply]
    The average age is 50, with 27% falling between the ages of 35-44; 29%
    are 45-54; and 16% are 55-64.

    John Dickey
    Plainwell, MI

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    >Old enough...

    Uh oh... dare I ask old enough for what? Should I be concerned? haha

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    As the Soup Nazi says...You too young, come back when 50, no telescope for
    you today!:-)

    Al


    "Dave" <davejlythgoe@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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    I
    in
    near



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    >OOHH a pin up astronomer

    lol Yeah, that's right, I'm sure I'll be in Playboy soon, but, until then, my
    measurements are 9.25" f/10, 90mm f/13.8, 9mm 82 degrees.... my turn-offs
    include rude people, cloudy nights and spherical aberration... my turn ons
    include candle-lit dinners, long walks on a moonlit beach, and long, hard
    telescope tubes.

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    Bettrel wrote:

    I take it that means you aren't a dedicated DSO observer.

    Brian Tung <brian@isi.edu>
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    My Own Personal FAQ (SAA) at http://astro.isi.edu/reference/faq.txt

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    35 years old on the 29th of this month. Just got my first 8 incher on
    the 6th of this month and am pleased to say I am now as enthusiastic
    about the hobby as I was when I took my first looks at saturn at the
    ripe old age of 13 :-D

    Age is a state of mind... Well and of that day's joint pain level too
    maybe...

    - NR




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    And your strong points include a nice sense of humor
    Bill Meyers

    Bettrel wrote:



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    "Al" wrote :



    Orthos and Plossls were no good ?


    Howie

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    "Howie Glatter" <howieglatter@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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    very,

    I'm talking about 1963. In those days, plossls were not readily available
    and when they were, they were very expensive. Remember, we didn't have an
    internet in those days, so finding stuff was very difficult then compared to
    now. The _only_ large astronomy dealer that I knew of was Edmund and their
    eyepieces were poor.

    Al



 

 
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