Elizabeth Pearson rounds up the latest astronomical accessories
1 Celestron NexYZ 3-axis smartphone adaptor
Price £49 • Supplier Tring Astronomy Centre 01442 822997 • www.tringastro.co.uk
Take smartphone images through your eyepiece using this adaptor. The model has a high build quality and is centred around the optical axis to reduce shakes during long exposures.
2 Stargazer notebook
Price £6 • Supplier Eclectic Eccentricity eclecticeccentricity.bigcartel.com
Need a new log book? Or something on which to jot down your observing notes? Then this A5, lined notebook is on theme. Made from 100 per cent recycled paper.
3 Celestron Elements ThermoTorch 5
Price £47 • Supplier Wilkinson Cameras 01772 252188 • www.wilkinson.co.uk
ThermoTorch 5 combines a torch to help you get to your observing site and a handwarmer to keep you toasty on the way. You can even use it as a power bank to top up your phone.
4 Daystar universal VRODU OWHUV
Price £14 • Supplier 365 Astronomy 020 3384 5187 • www.365astronomy.com
Turn your telescope into a solar observatory with these filters. The solar film ensures a safe amount of light gets through, while cardboard tabs securely fasten the filter to your lenses.
5 Celestial chart tote bag
Price £13.99 • Supplier Present Indicative 01189 588586 • www.presentindicative.com
Take your love of astronomy to the shops with a tote bag decorated with a chart of the night sky and Milky Way. 100 per cent natural cotton.
6 Swarovski universal binocular tripod adaptor
Price £84 • Supplier Park Cameras 01444 237070 • www.parkcameras.com
Keep your binoculars stable with this flexible design that cradles most full-sized binoculars so they can be attached to a tripod.