Astronomik CLS filter – Initial Impressions

Last night was the first time I had a chance to try the Astronomik CLS light pollution filter I recently received. Overall, my first impressions are excellent! I’m absolutely amazed how much of the light pollution the filter removed in the single sub frames. I am in Canterbury, Kent, and although not the worst light […]

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What’s a Telrad? – A Short Introduction

A question I’ve been asked quite a few times when at public astro society events concerns the black box that is perennially attached to the side of my 200P Newtonian.  I’ve also been surprised how many people, who seem otherwise fairly adept with astro kit on various astronomy forums and the like, don’t seem to […]

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SkySafari Control Without a Router – Setting up an Ad-Hoc wireless network in Windows 7

An article to help with something a few people have asked me to clarify – setting up a network between a tablet/smartphone and a PC without the use of a router.

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Light Pollution Filters – CLS and Skywatcher – A minefield of misinformation?

This is a quick rundown of the types of Light Pollution filter that I’ve done a bit of research into, and/or used, and when they’re needed, as the whole thing is a bit confusing if you’re not familiar with it.  LP filters are something that, living in the middle of a heavily populated area, are […]

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