How To Guides

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.

This easy way of taking flat frames will help your image processing

Build a flats panel for an easy way of taking flat frames to help your image processing.

Say goodbye to wet knees and aching joints with this DIY astronomy project – an observing chair that folds flat for easy storage.
A simple project to help you to locate targets with a Dobsonian

Point accurately to anywhere in the night sky with this simple project to help you to locate targets with a Dobsonian telescope.

Capture the celestial sphere and reveal the movement of stars

An all-sky camera is an ideal tool for capturing the majesty of the celestial sphere turning silently overhead.

With it you can make timelapse videos that reveal the movement of the stars as well as record bright meteors and satellites.

 

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