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keeping warm ?

Postby EIZO » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:46 am

SERIOUS question.

What do you do to keep warm when out, imaging, viewing

Heaters, special gloves, ?

Thanks
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Re: keeping warm ?

Postby Aratus » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:45 pm

Basically if you would wear it for ski-ing wear it for astronomy in winter! Ski-boots, thick socks, ski-trousers. 1 padded armless + thick coat + overcoat. Furry hat. A heated jacket is being contemplated. I don't normally bother with gloves, but I have a pair of woolen fingerless.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: keeping warm ?

Postby EIZO » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:48 pm

Ski Boots, thanks
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Re: keeping warm ?

Postby Rushfelt33 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:52 pm

During the Winter months, I normally consider the Desert/Water rule whatever you think will do, double it! But seriously, a couple of layers across won't do any harm.. (maybe a hip flask!)
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