These guides I have written and posted on my main website where you can learn a lot more about astronomy and astrophotography.
Thu 19th Sep 2019 - How to use the telescope finderscopes that came with your big telescope to help locate celestial objects in the sky and aid star hopping.
Tue 4th Jun 2019 - If you have an equatorial mount, being able to use its setting circles will help quickly find objects in the night sky without computers.
Fri 24th Feb 2017 - A star test allows you to measure the quality and accuracy of your telescope and identify if you need to calibrate or collimate it.
Sat 28th Feb 2015 - Discover how to make your own Eternal Terrarium and discover how these fish tank like devices are used to grow tropical plants at home.
Fri 4th Apr 2014 - I've just uncovered my old telescope, how do I go about making it usable again? How do I clean the mirror? How do I put it back together?
Sat 15th Feb 2014 - The Bahtinov mask is a device used to accurately focus astronomical telescopes. It is named after its inventor Pavel Bahtinov.
Sun 3rd Nov 2013 - A detailed SynScan GoTo upgrade guide with pictures on how to upgrade HEQ5 quartz driven mounts to use SynScan GoTo Upgrade Kit.
Sat 28th Sep 2013 - Guide for modifying the Microsoft LifeCam series of webcams for use with astronomy which should fit snugly into a standard 1.25" focuser.
Thu 2nd May 2013 - Newtonian telescope collimation allows for accurate optical alignment of the telescopes mirrors and helps get the most from a telescope.
Wed 2nd May 2012 - This article will show you how to set up your telescope mount and a few methods for polar alignment of an equatorial (EQ) mount.