This is my essential list of accessories when observing. The aim is to maximise comfort with the minimum amount of carrying. I am assuming that you already have a copy of “Turn Left at Orion”.
Eyepatch – worn half an hour before observing to ensure my eyes are acclimatised to the dark.
Denver chair – essential because many dim objects like galaxies need to be observed for many minutes.
Suitable clothing – Hat, gloves, warm socks, boots (and warmer), fleece and coat
A large box to hold and keep dry…
A bag for eyepieces, Baader Optical Wonder fluid and cloth, Jumbo Silicone Hurricane Blower
Red head torch
Clipboard and pencil with loose A5 paper for sketching and reading glasses
Plastic folder containing list of targets