Gear

El­iz­a­beth Pear­son rounds up the lat­est as­tro­nom­i­cal ac­ces­sories

Sky at Night Magazine - - CONTENTS -

1 Ce­le­stron Pow­er­Tank Lithium Pro

Price £239 • Sup­plier Har­ri­son Tele­scope 01322 403407 • www.har­rison­te­le­scopes.co.uk

This 20x15x10cm pow­er­tank will keep your elec­tron­ics charged for up to 17 hours. Light­weight and with mul­ti­ple ports, it’s a great power source for re­mote ob­serv­ing trips.

2 Heated body warmer

Price £104.99 • Sup­plier Sports Bike Shop 01205 360099 • www.sports­bikeshop.co.uk

With three heated pan­els cov­er­ing your chest and lower back, this toasty vest will keep you warm through­out the night. Re­quires an ex­ter­nal bat­tery pack.

3 T2 fe­male dust cap for M42x0.75

Price £4.95 • Sup­plier North­ern Op­tics 01724 782022 • www.north­ernop­tics.co.uk

Keep the dust out of your op­tics us­ing these screw caps. De­signed to fit the stan­dard M42x0.75 thread used on most T-adap­tors, Bar­low lenses and fo­cusers.

4 Far­point 2-inch des­ic­cant cap

Price £48.60 • Sup­plier 365astron­omy 020 3384 5187 • www.365astron­omy.com

Fill the cap with des­ic­cant sa­chets, then slide it into the draw­tube of your scope to keep your op­tics mois­ture free dur­ing stor­age.

5 Me­te­orite neck­lace

Price £35 • Sup­plier MSG me­te­orites msg-me­te­orites.co.uk

Carry a shoot­ing star with you wher­ever you go. This neck­lace con­tains a slice of me­te­orite that’s been spe­cially treated to bring out the beau­ti­ful Wid­manstät­ten pat­tern.

6 Coast red-white clip light

Price £15.99 • Sup­plier ITS 020 8532 5000 • www.its.co.uk

Clip this LED torch onto cloth­ing, tents or your bag to keep your hands free. Pro­vides both white and red light, and is im­pact and weather re­sis­tant. Runs on two AAA bat­ter­ies.

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