Well, finally a sunny day here in the true North!
And it got me to thinking that it's time to pull out the Hydrogen Alpha Solar Scope and
see what's happening on the Sun's photosphere.
Then it got me to thinking: "it's frigging cold outside, so how can I enjoy this experience,
and not become an icicle in the process".
So, here are my tips you warm while Solar Observing in Winter.
It really is great stargazing during the day, and being reminded once again, that the Sun
is truly what gives us daily like on our fragile planet, the earth.
1) Dress in layers; Yep, I wear about four top layers all told. See, if you are too hot, you can always
remove a layer. However, if you are freezing your ass off, you are not thinking about
adding a layer, you are thinking of getting back inside, where you can be as snug as a bug.
2) Wear long johns. (For the ladies, it's leotards.)Yep, it is not much of a fashion statement, and don't do this if you are
on a date with someone you want to impress either :) They do keep you warm, and if your legs are warm, you
will fell warm.
3) Use the toe warmers, and glove warmer chemical packets. Nuff said!
4)Wear warm lined boots and thick socks! (For the ladies: Anything but UGGS, not only are they ugly, but make a terrible fashion statement as well)
5)Gloves that are thin, let have a warm lining, so you can handle eyepieces, etc.. Some now come with a neoprene tip, so
it\s easy to grab eyepieces, and other accessories without removing your gloves.
6)Cover your head; Ear muffs work, as do Russian hats, and scarves. Just keep your head warm.
7)take a thermal mug with hot chocolate, tea or coffee. (Optional: shot of honey, rum or baileys, but it's strictly optional )
Same tips apply if you go out stargazing at night.
I know it's mostly commonsense, but you would be amazed that a lot
of folks, just don't do it, and then complain that it was too cold to go observing.
Now, I gotta tell you about a just unbelievable offer we have on a 90mm Solar Scope Hydrogen Alpha
from our friends at Coronado Instruments.
Right now, you can get a full $1100 off, this package:
Coronado SolarMax II 90 <0.7A H-Alpha Telescope - BF15 Features...
- <0.7 angstrom passband, centered on the 6562.8 angstrom
H-Alpha line and the sub-angstrom passband width gives a perfect balance
of prominence and surface features
- Manual 1.25" drawtube which extends for coarse focusing and
secondary helical focusing ring around the drawtube is then used to
provide the appropriate final fine focusing
- Custom-built to optimize the performance of the SolarMax 90 Hydrogen-Alpha solar filter
- Achromatic doublet lens designed by Dick Buchroeder
utilizes special multi-layer antireflection coatings on all air-glass
surfaces to optimize anti-ghosting
- RichView tuner which mechanically tilts the filter'''s
bandpass of the h-alpha line allowing observance of Doppler-shifted
- Handsome aluminum and black f/8.8 refractor with 800mm focal length and 90mm aperture
- Compatible with most imaging systems and amateur
astronomers have produced images that rival those gathered by multi
million dollar systems
- An easy and portable set up that is always ready right out of the box
- Stunning bright red views through a Coronado Ha telescope
display astounding surface and limb detail especially when the Sun is in
an active phase
- Powerful but very portable, this high resolution Solar
Telescope offers dedicated visual observation of the Sun as well as high
- Tune for the highest contrast views of active regions,
flares, filaments, and other surface detail, or quickly and easily
re-tune for prominences on the solar limb
- Package includes Cemax eyepiece set, hard travel case, Sol Ranger, clamshell mounting rings and five year warranty
This is not a made up price, it's a real and genuine sale Price! And a steal for a 90mm H alpha Scope.
You even get the Cemax eyepiece kit, a $399 value thrown into the deal.
To order, give us a call 1 800 580 7160 or local 416 783 4140 or order online at this link:
PS We can guarantee delivery of this item before the Holidays, if you order today.
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