Elizabeth Pearson rounds up the latest astronomical accessories
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.