Gear

El­iz­a­beth Pear­son rounds up the lat­est as­tro­nom­i­cal ac­ces­sories

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1 Pri­maLuceLab Ex­ten­sion Tube Price £24 • Sup­plier 365 Astron­omy 020 3384 5187 • www.365as­tron­omy.com

This 50.8mm-di­am­e­ter tube can be used to ex­tend the con­nec­tion be­tween a cam­era and a scope tube by up to 45mm to achieve the best fo­cus. The tube is threaded to hold fil­ters.

2 Touch­screen Gloves Price £10.90 • Sup­plier Uni­verse2Go +49 (0)8191 9404961 • http://uni­verse2go.com

Op­er­ate touch­screen de­vices in com­fort with these gloves. The snug fit and flex­i­ble fab­ric means that you need not sac­ri­fice dex­ter­ity for warmth.

3 Petzl Tac­tikka Head Torch Price £43.95 • Sup­plier Trekkinn www.trekkinn.com

Pre­serve your night vi­sion with this head torch’s red light mode, then switch to white light when it’s time to pack up.

4 Baader Di­a­mond Steeldrive Sys­tem Price £268.34 • Sup­plier Mi­croglobe 020 7240 6774 • www.mi­croglobe.co.uk

Au­to­mat­i­cally con­trol your fo­cuser to a pre­ci­sion of 2.3µm us­ing this drive sys­tem. The con­trol box al­lows you to op­er­ate the driver with­out a lap­top. The fo­cuser is not in­cluded.

5 ZWO Off-Axis Guider Price £112 • Sup­plier First Light Op­tics www.first­lightop­tics.com

This off-axis guider lets you use a guide cam­era through your main scope, elim­i­nat­ing the need for a guide scope. It is supplied with T2, M42 and M48 adap­tors.

6 Alaska print swing dress Price £36 • Sup­plier Lindy Bop www.lindy­bop.co.uk

See the North­ern Lights all year round with this cot­ton print dress which fea­tures swirls of the aurora bo­re­alis ris­ing up over a frozen Alaskan land­scape.

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