Category Archives: Accessories

How do I focus a Skywatcher finderscope

Straight out the box, some of the Skywatcher finderscopes are not quite focused on infinity. Focusing is a simple procedure that does not take long. This applies to the range of finders that come in straight , angled, 6×30 and … Continue reading

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Ostara Moon / Skyglow filter video review

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Minox DTC 550 wildlife cam

The Minox DTC nature cam offers 12mp images with the option on 1080p HD video resolution. The invisible IR flash has a range of up to 15m, which is more than enough for passing wildlife in the garden or out … Continue reading

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Baader Planetarium solar viewers. Reflection free

The latest Baader Planetarium solar viewers #2459294 feature a new reflection free coating to aid solar viewing. Perfect for Solar eclipses and larger Sun spots. As always with solar glasses they should only be used on their own and not … Continue reading

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Skywatcher telescope tube rings

Skywatcher tube rings are built from cast aluminium to create a sturdy support for many mounts / mounting plates from AZ3 , EQ1 up to EQ6. Each is felt lined to help reduce the risk of scratches to the OTA. … Continue reading

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Olivon car window mount OL337877

The Olivon car window mount is a compact yet well made solution for a range of cameras and tripod heads etc. Complete with standard 1/4″ thread, meaning it will accept a number of tripod heads and other adaptors such as … Continue reading

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Baader M68 VariLock 15-20mm #2458211

MANUFACTURER Baader Planetarium SKU (#) 2458211 WEIGHT (KG) 0.0580 OPTICAL TUBE LENGTH (MM) 15 – 20mm INNER DIAMETER / CLEAR APERTURE (MM) 65 mm OUTER DIAMETER 82,1 mm INNER CONNECTION (LENS SIDED) Dovetail ring clamp, S70 OUTER CONNECTION (EYEPIECE/-CAMERA-SIDED) Dovetail … Continue reading

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Celestron polar finderscope for CGEM, Advanced VX , CG-5 mounts #94224

Designed to fit the Celestron CGEM and AVX mounts as well as the older CG-5, the #94224 polar alignment scope is perfect for accurate polar alignment. This is a must have for accurate set up and tracking of astronomical objects. … Continue reading

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Baader UFC universal filter changer

The Baader UFC universal filter changer is an inexpensive solution for both telescopes and cameras. Large telescope-sided diameter of 65mm. Adaptable to fit both 2″ filters , unmounted 50.4mm and 50×50 square filters. Multiple accessories such as extensions and stray … Continue reading

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Skywatcher 6×30 erect image finderscope 20932. A review with a difference

Rather than look at the night sky, I deceided to give the Skywatcher 6×30 erect image angled finder a test on a nice sunny day. This lovely little finder is often overlooked by its 9×50 bigger brother, but gives fantastic … Continue reading

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