How To Guides

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.

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.

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