How To Guides

How to collimate a Newtonian telescope

Get pin-sharp views of the stars with a spot of fine tuning.

How to photograph meteor showers

Plan your shoot close to the shower’s peak activity for the best chance of truly stunning pictures.

This video shows you how to calibrate the date circle on your polarscope for more accurate polar alignment.

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 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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