Solar Filter

A solar filter made using a sheet of Baader AstroSolar Safety Film. Important –┬áDo not point a telescope or finder at the sun as this will result in permanent eye damage. When using the filter ensure caps are on the finder. The film comes with instructions for making a solar filter which I modified slightly.…

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Denver Chair

I find a height-adjustable chair an essential accessory when observing. The longer you look through the eyepiece the more you see. This is especially the case for clusters and galaxies. I would also find sketching impossible without a chair. The homemade Denver chair folds flat and doesn’t take up a lot of room when not…

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Top 500 double stars

A file of over 500 double stars selected and recommended as targets because they are a sight to behold. Download The data file is in a spreadsheet for ease of sorting and modifying in Excel, Google Sheets, Libre Office etc. The fields include object name(s), location information and star data – magnitudes, separation and position…

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