How To Guides

Take the hassle out of capturing flat frames for your astrophotos

Take the hassle out of capturing flat frames for your astrophotos.

Trace the path of the Sun across the sky with our easy astrophoto project

Try our DIY pinhole camera project for a low-effort way to trace the path of the Sun across the sky.

Create a vital astronomy accessory that will prevent dew forming on your lens

Transform an everyday object into a vital astronomy accessory that will prevent dew forming on your telescope lens.

Say goodbye to bendy-bolt drama in the EQ6 mount family

Say goodbye to bendy-bolt drama in the EQ6 mount family.

Keep your kit clean and tidy with our portable equipment holder

Make observing the night sky easier by constructing a customisable container for all your astronomy equipment.

Capture four areas of the sky at once with our DIY project

Construct our multi-camera 'bird table' mount to help you capture multiple areas of the sky at once: perfect for meteor showers.

Add azimuth control and open your dome’s aperture at the touch of a button

The convenience of a permanent observatory cannot be overstated: once you have one, it only takes minutes to be out and observing when the sky conditions are good.

Six easy steps to create one perfectly aligned binocular view

Our binocular expert reveals how to collimate your binoculars in six easy steps, turning two images into one perfectly aligned view.

Master the electronics in our home-built collimation aid

In this project, we’ll show you how to make a star simulator, a device that can be used within the home to both check and correct the collimation of a reflector so you’re able to make the most of your observing sessions.

Catch breathtaking stills and videos that show the Earth’s spin

Catch breathtaking astronomy stills and videos that show the Earth’s spin in the form of startrails.

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