Elizabeth Pearson rounds up the latest astronomical accessories
1 Price 01342 ([SORUH 6FLHQWL F [ focal £151 837098 extender • Supplier • www.telescopehouse.com Telescope House
Triple the focal length of your telescope and increase your magnification with this handy extender. High build quality ensures sharpness.
2 Price 01322 Lunt £26.95 403407 Mini • • Supplier www.harrisontelescopes.co.uk SUNoculars Harrison Telescopes
Take ‘SUNoculars’. a safe look Their at the small Sun size using makes these them 6x30 perfect for sunspots for travel, from across allowing the you globe. to keep watch Price Polar £9.90 Gear
• Supplier lunch Online Kitchenwear bowl www.onlinekitchenware.co.uk In the middle of a cold observing session, there’s up. This nothing insulated like lunch a hot box snack keeps to warm food you piping hot to help keep you going. 4 Astro basic Moon DQG FRORXU OWHUV Price £10 • Supplier Northern Optics shop.nothernoptics.co.uk
These no-nonsense filters have a sturdy design and a low price tag, making them ideal for budding astronomers getting started in planetary and lunar observing. 5 Science Museum Floating Moon Price £14 • Supplier Science Museum 020 7942 4000 • shop.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Keep the Moon within reach with this levitating globe, kept aloft by magnets. 6 Baader Microstage II digiscoping adaptor Price £31 • Supplier Tring Astro 01442 822997 • www.tringastro.co.uk
This adaptor creates a stable platform for taking pictures afocally through your eyepiece with a digital camera. Then use the swing arm to move the camera out of the way and observe through the eyepiece.