Heated Socks — A must-have for Celestron salesman Lonnie W.!
Hand warmers — Tristan S. uses chemical hand warmers.
Heat wraps — Traditionally used as a treatment for sore muscles, these wraps provide heat for up to 12 hours, which is great for nighttime observing. Thanks to Celestron employee Marisa D. for this tip!
Bug spray — James F. recommends brands containing DEET.
Food and Drink
Amateur astronomers need to fuel their observations with the right snacks and beverages! It seems everyone has a signature food or drink item they bring observing. Below are a few of the most popular suggestions.
Coffee — Mark B. brews his own extra-strong “Astronomer’s Blend”!
Beer, for observers over age 21 — Many of our fans say they enjoy an adult beverage while observing. But Flo M. cautions, “[It's] amazing folks bring alcohol to stargaze, do they not realize this impairs their viewing experiences?”
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