This website is mostly about making equipment, which reflects one of the ways I personally get so much satisfaction from astronomy. Visual observing is mainly the end goal  - seeing photons from something billions of light years away land on my retinas.

Also the home of ScopeDog - a diy Dobsonian drive

Main projects, most recent first:

Design of an electronic digital finder (‘eFinder’). Uses plate-solving to position my 18” 'Dobsonian' to within an arcmin with respect to absolute sky position.

Construction of an All Sky Camera

Repeated iterations on an 18” ultra compact Dobsonian to get it perfected, (almost there!)

Restoration of a historically important 100 year old telescope

Building an observatory, including the dome


I also share my thoughts on other astronomy topics - please feel free to browse!

It is vital that amateur astronomers share their skills and experiences. Some of the world’s oldest societies and journals were established to do just this.


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