Sunday, August 19, 2007

Astrostuff You Need To View Astrostuff

I was going through an astrostuff type of magazine and picked out a few things I really, really, really, need. My wife is always telling me that I exaggerate way too much, I don't see it, can't remember the last time I did, but instead of me saying I really,really,really need this astrostuff, I will say I need this astrostuff.

The nicest telescope. There is a rule of thumb with telescopes, if it's bigger than you, it's nicest.

This scope is so nicest that when you look through the eyepiece, the nebula/galaxy/ even star clusters will be in color, just like the Hubble! It is a RC optical systems 20"truss system. Base price is nicest too, around $54,300.

Below is what I have, sure it's nice, not nicest nice, but nice.




All I'd have to do is call up NASA tell them the type of scope I have, the nicest scope, and they could hire me out to do work for them when they send probes to the Moon/Mars, like they did with Parkes observatory and Apollo 11. Lets say they pay me $1,000 an hour, for even just 54.3 hours, the scope would be paid up for in just a couple of days. Just to keep my wife happy I'll cut what they pay me to $500.00 an hour, don't want to be accused of exaggerating, the scope would be paid up in just 4 days.

Next, because of the size of the nicest scope, you have to have a nicest observatory to keep it in.



Sirius Observatories sell the nicest university model for, well it doesn't even say, but it's their nicest and again , work for NASA , the observatory would pay for itself in just a few days.

Below is what I have, it's more in the category of cute, which is fine for puppy dogs, but when your dealing with astrostuff you need at least nice, preferably nicest.



Now, because you will be spending a lot of time in your nicest observatory working for NASA, you'll need a Sony LCD TV. Full 1080p HD, and only $3,600, that's only 7 hours of working for NASA. Below is what I have. Oh wait , I don't have one yet, all the more reason to get one. There are more nicest astrostuff I need such as nicest eyepieces, camera, fridge, sofa, stove, but it will have to wait till I get the basic nicest stuff first.


The space shuttle Endeavour unlocked from the International Space Station at 7:56 am EDT. Sunday morning, one day earlier than planned to allow the shuttle to land Tuesday before Houston has to prepare for Hurricane Dean. Below is a picture of Hurricane Dean taken from the space shuttle. To keep up with the shuttle news NASA TV has all the latest happenings.


19 comments:

Lisa McGlaun said...

Hubby agrees about having the "nicest" but he'd settle for your cute dogie house right now. It's look very functional and is better than lugging the scope out of the garage every night.

Thanks for the NASA link. It took a while to load but it was worth it.

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Lisa, There was some breath taking shots of Hurricane Dean about a half hour ago.

Anna Lozyk Romeo said...

This is cool stuff Bob, looks like a good stuff for Christmas. I have the same issue sometime, like I need another SLR so I don't have to change the lens for specific moments. Cool pic of the huricane, so powerful. Anna :)

Bob Johnson said...

Exactly Anna, you need another camera, get the nicest canon EOS 20Da, made especially for astrophotography. It can double duty for your wildlife shots!

Anna Lozyk Romeo said...

I already looked at this camera, I know exactly what you are talking about. I have a long list of gadgets that I want, just then I usually need approval. The bottom line is that I rather go that kind of shopping than anything else...thanks for dropping by by my blog :)

Tatiana V said...

The "nicest" gear is definitely a must to have Bob, and wishing you to get it soon - with or without the NASA work to cover the bill, you deserve all of it!

Bob Johnson said...

Anna, I dont mind shopping, as long as its not longer then 5 mins and I get what I came for.

Thanks tatiana v, I figure if I don't work for NASA it'll be about never before I get the nicest scope.

Kathy said...

Great link for the NASA TV! You have a great site here - sure to return again and again!

Ginro said...

Thanks for the NASA TV link Bob, and I've been watching it on and off the past few days as it's quite interesting depending which cameras are in operation and what's going on.
At the moment the astronauts are answering a question and answer session from viewers in (I think) Saskatchewan (?, not sure if I got the spelling right, lol). But one question has got me thinking and it was a question about bone density. Have you any idea what sort of exercise programme the astronauts undertake while in space, or if not you personally, do you know anyone who I could talk to about it? It's just that I used to be a P.T.I. and am just interested in knowing exactly what they are doing for physical fitness and alleviation of bone density loss.
On another note, from looking at Barbara I wouldn't advise people with long hair going into space, lol.

Anna Lozyk Romeo said...

Funny you mention that, this is how I like to do my shopping for Xmas.
Anna :)

Two Feathers said...

Here's my good wishes toward you getting the "nicest" ... all of it.

What a fun post that was. I'm still chuckling over it!

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Kathy.

Good point ginro, microgravity has always had a negative effect on bone density, they have to work out at least 30 mins a day , they have a choice of ,treadmill, rowing machine or exercise bike. the ISS astronauts, have to work out for, if memory serves me right 2,hrs a day, because they are up in space for extended periods.

Anna, yes christmas is comming up pretty soon, wish I had nicest money.

Shirley, until my employer pays me nicest instead of nice, I only get nice stuff, NASA pays nicest.

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Bob Johnson said...

Thanks, conservative person, I do like your site.

Omega said...

hey Bob, thanx for commenting on my site! I gotta get one of those for sure when i have my own house by the ocean :)

Bob Johnson said...

Hi Omega, I love your site, I could handle a house by the ocean.

zunnur said...

Hmmm, so nice to earn a living doing something we enjoy very much,
...but I think you left out something from your list, your wife!!! :-)

Bob Johnson said...

Yes your right zunnur, but she is already the nicest!

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