Gear

El­iz­a­beth Pear­son rounds up the lat­est as­tro­nom­i­cal ac­ces­sories

Sky at Night Magazine - - GEAR -

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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