How To Guides

How to… Estimate star magnitudes

A clear night sky is awash with stars… we show you how to compare their brightness

Averted vision can be used to detect faint objects

With a bit of patience you can see much fainter objects than you ever imagined

How to… make a solar projection screen

Record features moving across the face of the Sun with this simple device.

Written by Mark Parrish.

How to...build a back-garden telescope pier

Get a permanent base for your telescope for less than £100.

Written by Rob Lucas.

How to...master setting circles

Would you like to locate celestial bodies with greater ease and accuracy? Then follow this simple guide.

Written by Ade Ashford.

Align a telescope mount

Follow our guide to setting up your telescope allowing you to accurately track celestial bodies.

Written by Adrian Ashford.

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