Celestron CPC1100 Orion XT10i, XT12i Celestron C6R Explore Scientific 80mm APO Celestron Advanced VX mount Lunt LS80THa/PT/DSII/B1800FT Canon 15x50 IS Binoculars ES 82° 6.7, 11, 30mm ES 100 Degree 9, 14, and 20mm Dinkmeier Premimum Binoviewers TeleVue 24 Panoptic pair
Cheers and Clear Skies! Larry If blocks are blue tonight, I'm probably not online Celestar C8,Celestron G5 40mm and 7.5mm Celestron Plossls, 25mm Celestron SMA 12.5mm, 9mm and 6mm Astro-Tech LR 24mm, 20mm and 16mm Explore Scientific 68* Celestron 2X Barlow, ES 3X Focal Extender Celestron 15X70 Porro Prism, Pentax 8x42 Roof Prism two eyes, 1/2 a brain!
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Quote:Someone at my astronomy club mentioned balaclava and I read something similar on a CN Report.
Orion XT8i Dob
9x50 RACI Finder TELRAD Reflex Sight
Agena SWA 38mm 70 FOV 2" EP
Orion 25+10mm Sirius Plossl 52 FOV EP
ES 82* 11mm, 18mm 2" ES 68* 24mm
6mm, 25mm Ortho. EP
Televue 3X Barlow
Filters Baader Continuum, UV/IF cut, Lumicon UHC, DGM OIII.
SkySafari T-Ring and Adaptor for Olympus E-510 Oly sz-14 SteadyPix Deluxe iOptron SkyTracker 7.7lb Electro Dot Sight RD400X
CPC1100 Nexstar 8i + GPS & Rays Brackets Denk S1 power switch Orion 100 mm Refractor Meade LXD 55 ...AR-5 127 mm Refractor Gerbring heated clothing in the winter Exploradome Observatory S.I.E. (Smiling Irish Eyes) 39*21'03" N 77*28'12" W The sky over my head....
My little Agatha. You left too soon. My furry friends, past and present, are always with me.
Quote:I have 2 areas that I struggle to keep warm, and wanted to see what others do.
First, my hands I bounce between different things. I typically need one hand to loosen the focuser screws and remove and replace EP caps. I've tried a few things here. I've tried some thin glove liners. Problem there is after 1 or 2 sessions they have several threads that have been pulled by the screws and I feel like it's going to keep getting worse until I end up snagging the glove complete on the focuser.
Quote:Went out in the cold last night for a little bit and layers definitely helped but only for a little bit. Sitting around looking at stars doesn't get me moving enough to keep me warm. I'm thinking I'm going to use my space heater next time just to warm up my butt.
Quote:So I was out last night with temperatures hovering around 25
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Quote:25F and light or no wind is ideal. Cold enough so snow doesn't start to melt, but warm enough to stay absolutely toasty assuming that you have reasonable clothing.