How To Guides

Take the back strain out of the aligning process with our DIY project

Take the back strain out of the aligning process with our guide to building your own right-angled polarscope adaptor.

There’s more to keeping optical devices clean than spit and polish

There’s more to keeping delicate optical devices clean than spit and polish. Find out how to keep your binoculars clean with our DIY guide.

How to make the most of this month's lunar spectacle

On 21 January 2019, a lunar eclipse will be visible from the UK. This phenomena occurs when Earth passes between the Sun and Moon, casting a copper red colour on the lunar surface.

Pete Lawrence reveals how to see and image the spectacle.

Gauge the size of Jupiter’s most famous giant raging storm with our guide

Gauge the size of Jupiter’s most famous giant raging storm with our 'how to' guide.

Get more info from your meteor images with this simple device

Build a rotating shutter and capture images showing a meteor’s movement with our DIY astronomy project.

Shoot for the Moon with this fun STEM activity

Shoot for the Moon with this fun STEM activity.

Master the Pogson Step and you’ll be able calculate with confidence

Master the Pogson Step and you’ll be able calculate with confidence.

Convert your altaz Dobsonian telescope into a sky-tracking lightbucket

Convert your altaz Dobsonian telescope into a sky-tracking lightbucket.

Graduate from shooting star observer to meteor-spotting citizen scientist

Graduate from casual shooting star observer to meteor-spotting citizen scientist.

Take your ultra-wide deep-sky imaging to the next level

Take your ultra-wide deep-sky imaging to the next level.

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