How To Guides

A non-permanent alternative to a solid pier or home observatory

Build our low-cost wooden telescope tripod as a non-permanent alternative to a solid pier or home observatory.

Build a clip-on finderscope illuminator

Build our red light device for your telescope to help you pick out your crosshairs on bright targets.

Protect your scope from rain and wind with this lo-tech shed mod

Protect your telescope pillar from rain and wind with this lo-tech shed mod.

Keep your permanent astronomy setup in ship-shape condition

If you are lucky enough to have your own permanent astronomy observatory in your garden, you need to keep it in ship-shape condition! We show you how.

We reveal the tricks you need to image the International Space Station and capture its intricate features.

Safely centre your telescope on the Sun with our DIY add-on

Are you a fan of solar astronomy? Centre your telescope on the Sun safely with this straightforward add-on.

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.

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