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.
Tired of watching everything in reverse? Need a different angle from your focuser? Try a 45° erecting prism which will correctly orientate the image.
Using an Afocal Adaptor to connect your digital camera to your telescope and use an eyepiece for increased magnification.
A T-Mount adapter is essential if you wish to connect your DSLR camera to a telescope.
Accurate collimation is vital for image quality in Newtonian optics, and this laser collimator makes the job so easy.
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 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!
The standard red dot finder scope that comes with most Skywatcher telescopes.
One of the first gadgets I acquired is my Telrad reflex red dot finder. I was experiencing difficulty locating objects in the sky, mainly because I haven't learned every star visible yet.
I have just bought another telescope, this time a short tube Skywatcher StarTravel 102 refractor which is a lot smaller and lighter than my 200mm reflector.