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The other side of the clipboard

I am still devloping and using my equipment. Here are some photos of what I am trying to use for my outdoor paperwork. I use the canvas military map case to carry my clipboard, charts, gages, and a few other things. The clipboard does not fit perfactly but it works.

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The clipboard is clear

The clipboard is clear plastic so both sides of it can be used :D

My charts and gauges are laminated so they should not be affected by moisture and I can write on them with a grease pencil and then easily wipe them off to erase.

The color of the grease pencil may be important. Red grease pencil disappears in red light.

 

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The clipboard is clear

,Hi seer,

I never thought of using a clear clipboard to see the b chart and then flip it over to see the d chart,. excellent idea. I need to look for one at my next trip to the office supply storesmiley

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Steve Toothman tst

 

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Thank you very much Steve  :)

Thank you very much Steve  :)

I am still using the clear clipboard, map case, laminated charts & gages, and grease pencils. I had them out last night using them. I hope to be increasing the number of variable stars that I observe in a single outing soon. I do have a concern about the clear plastic clipboard and that is how it is affected by tempreature. Some times when plastic gets cold it breaks more easily. This is something that I will be learning in time.

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The clipbord is clear

This is a great idea, thanks for sharing. I usually print the charts and put them in a clear sleeve , then when done it goes into a binder.

But being able to write on the board some info when observing until you can get back to your observing book is great.

Kim

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Thank you very much for your reply Kim smiley

UPDATES: I found out the hard way that if you leave your grease pencil writing on your laminations for a long period of time say days to weeks it does stain the plastic. The stain that I ended up with wasn't to bad. It didn't make the lamination unuseable.

I am encluding a few photos of a light that I put together and used for the first time last night. I bought it at Walmart years ago. I put a piece of black electrical tape on it as an eye shield. It worked very well last night. I am wondering how well the idea will work with chemical glow sticks. I will probably find out soon.

Other than a clear plastic clipboard I guess that one could also use a big bulldog clip with a foam board or something and use both sides of that.

Donald

 

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