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Planning your sessions.

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davehawkins    50

I use an A5 notebook and put the date and observing time at the top of the entry. I write a summary of what I observed after the session, equipment used seeing and sky conditions etc. Also anything else you think might be worth including like the ISS passing over. Sometimes it's quite a short entry say half a page so l put the next entry under it. It's all about what works for you.

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brrttpaul    1,218

Good post and some good advice, also make sure your back door is oiled lol as last week waiting for the lightening I was awoken to hear the thunder, jumped out of bed the camera was all ready shoes and clothes on in record time , do you think i could open the backdoor??? it was jammed solid could not believe my luck

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popeye85    306

another one I found last month after spending all day making up a observing list and waiting until the wee small hours for darkness-REMEMBER TO PUT PETROL IN THE CAR!!!

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25585    306

Many thanks. I take out a Planisphere as they can be dialled to date & time. 

Redshift (on Google & Apple) has a red night vision setting & a Telrad setting. Best used on a touch screen device. 

For warmth comfort I use Zippo hand warmers. They can also be used as a make-do dew zapper. 

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