Tools for astronomy & stargazing.
for pleasure and completed to stargazing or Astronomy activities, you must have some tools and its apart from primary tool (Telescope).
following enlist from tools:
1. Small Scopes
Binoculars, Giant Binoculars, Rich Field Scope.
superb for Milky Way scanning, some bright star clusters can also fine if seeing with Binoculars.
Rich Field Scope is best for Moon, Planets, and brighter nebulae.
Small scopes maybe not to reveal for very Deep Sky objecs ( double stars, Galaxies, faint nebulae ) but with this you can view more wide and Rich Field.
2. Star Pointer
a simple electronic finderscope with unit magnification for easy telescope pointing.
3. Lens pens, lens cleaner
lens pens used for Binoculars lenses, eyepieces, etc. choose a retractable brush and a non-liquid cleaning pad.
usable for view the Sky map, cover the light bulb with red cellophane. this will preserve your dark vision.
you can also use LED’s Night Vision type from some brand.
5. Sky maps
Sky maps not only used for the educational and beginner, but sometime is also needed by professional.
Tripod better which as sturdy as possible, but consider weight also.
If you use small telescope ( 60-80mm refractor), photo of tripod have answered of demand.
Better bring compact and light equipments and often used compared to weight and sophisticated but make lazy us using it.
7. Astronomy Software
in this time, the usage of astonomy software have progressively wide, since the era of portable PC like tablet PC, laptops or netbook.
so that portabel computer used for many activity outside room is including in Astronomy.
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