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These look the part
« on: February 04, 2015, 12:18:52 AM »
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Re: These look the part
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 12:23:15 PM »
I was bought a pair for Christmas.
Look nice and keep the hands warm enough but I would have liked something to cover the fingers when I don't need to use them.. It is strange having warms hand with three frozen fingers on each.
Also, they are rather pricey for what they are!
Skywatcher 127 MAK & 80ED
HEQ5 & Alt-Az GoTo Mount
GSO 8x50 RACI Finderscope & Rigel Quickfinder
EP's -  8mm BST, 32mm GSO, 25mm Stock Skywatcher, 12.5mm Illuminated Reticle + 2.5x Revelation Barlow
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Re: These look the part
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 04:47:23 PM »
You can get photographers gloves that allow you to expose thumb and forefinger to "fiddle", then cover them back up to keep warm.
Personally, I wear two sets of gloves - a thin inner set and slightly thicker outer ones.  I can pull off one outer glove and change eyepieces or whatever and slip it back on before moving the scope to a target and focussing.
Sky-Watcher Skyliner-250PX FlexTube Parabolic Truss-Tube Dobsonian with Baader Hyperion 36, 21, 13 and 8mm EPs and a 2x Barlow.
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Re: These look the part
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 05:33:07 PM »
I use cycling gloves and then bigger gloves on top if it's really cold. That or set everything up attached to the laptop and retire to the house with the cables and scope in the cold.
Skywatcher Esprit 80ED Super Apo
GSO 8" Ritchey-Chretien with Moonlite Focuser
Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Celestron 10 x 50 Bins
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Astromodified Canon 600D with Baader Filter
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