Elizabeth Pearson rounds up the latest astronomical accessories
1 Fujiyama Series HD Eyepieces
Price £89.94 • Supplier 365 Astronomy 020 3384 5187 • www.365astronomy.com These high-definition orthoscopic eyepieces are blackened internally to reduce reflections and are intended for planetary use. Focal lengths 4mm-25mm available; 18mm shown.
2 Orion Jupiter Map and Observing Guide
Price £16 • Supplier SCS Astro 01823 665510 • www.scsastro.co.uk Ideal for back-garden observers, this fold-out guide includes a detailed map of the gas giant, plus a list of observable conjunctions, oppositions and Jovian moon events until 2020.
3 First Contact Cleaning Starter Kit
Price £90 • Supplier Stanwax Laser 0845 313 0916 • http://shop.stanwaxlaser.co.uk Safely remove dust, grease and fingerprints from your optics with this kit. The cleaning agent is available in two variants: clear for everyday use and red for cleaning prior to storage.
4 Vari Max Pro Variable Eyepiece Projection Adapter
Price $129 • Supplier Telescope Adapters www.telescopeadapters.com This adaptor enables you to perform projection photography and features an engraved scale for easy repeatability. It accepts 1.25-inch eyepieces; a 2-inch barrel is sold separately.
5 Faux Real Child’s NASA Space T-shirt
Price £20 • Supplier Science Museum 01375 484567 • www.sciencemuseumshop.co.uk The perfect outfit for little astronauts in training, this T-shirt is designed to look like a real spacesuit, complete with badges and fabric folds.
6 MaxIm DL Version 6 Basic
Price $199 • Supplier Diffraction Limited 001 613 225 2732 • www.cyanogen.com The MaxIm DL software package gives you extensive equipment control and image processing options in one easy download.
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