B-SIG – Feb 2020 Meeting

February 29, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Golden Valley Library
B-SIG - Feb 2020 Meeting @ Golden Valley Library

Sat 2/29 BSIG Presentation – 1:30pm Golden Valley Library

Speaker: Steve Emert

Topic: Selecting and using a telescope, mount and accessories

In the February BSIG meeting, we are getting back to basics. Did you get a telescope for Christmas, or are you still considering your first (or second) telescope? What about the necessary accessories to make it useful? This month we’ll discuss the different types of scopes and mounts available, what you should consider and what you should stay away from.

In addition to discussing the telescopes themselves, we’ll talk about accessories – finder scopes and zero power finders, the pros and cons of various red flashlights, dew mitigation, planispheres and star charts and how to use them, how to keep comfortable and warm while observing, and some ideas how to get (and stay) organized.