Category Archives: Equipment

Celestron CG-4 Mount DIY 6V Battery Project

The CG-4 is probably my favourite astronomy mount – it has very sturdy thick tripod legs, a good solid feeling mount, has space for a polar scope (which I have purchased separately and fitted to mine), and can also be … Continue reading

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DIY Spectroscope

As it was the last day of the holiday season I decided to clear away a few things, at the bottom of the pile on my desk was a plan for a spectroscope which I had downloaded from http://www.iucaa.ernet.in/~scipop/Obsetion/spectro/iucaa_mvs_spectroscope.pdf, printed out … Continue reading

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DIY Baader solar film binocular filters

While the solar observing specs are on back-order I decided to have a go at making some binocular solar film filters, so ordered an A4 sheet of the Baader solar film and downloaded the Baader instructions.  While the translation may … Continue reading

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Celestron 8SE Power Socket Replacement

Note: This is a post I made at stargazerslounge.com in 2012, pasted here for my own blog. Finally, I think I’ve cracked it. I’d always had some dicky power connection problems with my 8SE mount, and even after replacing the … Continue reading

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Astronomy!

This is a hobby I have not really gone into any detail about here yet but one that I have invested quite a bit of time and money in for a few years now.  Time to put that right. My first … Continue reading

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