Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.


Observational Astronomy looks at the the more practical aspects of astronomy, including the basics of astronomical telescopes and instruments, observation tips, photography and imaging, how to guides and tutorials and a guide to the nights sky. You will also find information and news about the various space telescopes such as Hubble and Spitzer.


Astronomy Filters
1st May 2009Astrophotography
Astronomy filters are used to eliminate unwanted light and bring out fine details of an object, be it planetary, lunar of deep space. Every object has a filter to best enhance observations.
45 Degree Erecting Prism
30th April 2009Astrophotography
Tired of watching everything in reverse? Need a different angle from your focuser? Try a 45° erecting prism which will correctly orientate the image.
Telescope Afocal Adaptor for Cameras
30th April 2009Astrophotography
Using an Afocal Adaptor to connect your digital camera to your telescope and use an eyepiece for increased magnification.
T-Mount Adaptor for DSLR Cameras
30th April 2009Astrophotography
A T-Mount adapter is essential if you wish to connect your DSLR camera to a telescope.
Antares Laser Collimator
30th April 2009Astrophotography
Accurate collimation is vital for image quality in Newtonian optics, and this laser collimator makes the job so easy.
SkyWatcher Auto Focuser
30th April 2009Astrophotography
SkyWatcher Auto Focuser adds dual speed motor control to the standard 2" rack and pinion focuser making the small adjustments needed to obtain perfect focus much easier.
SkyWatcher Night Vision Torch
30th April 2009Astrophotography
SkyWatcher night vision torch features red LEDs allowing you to see in the dark without disrupting your night vision. A must for everyone who has fallen over in the dark!
Skywatcher Red Dot Finder Scope
30th April 2009Astrophotography
The standard red dot finder scope that comes with most Skywatcher telescopes.