Tutorials

These tutorials and guides offer helpful step by step advice on equipment and observational techniques. You can search by topic and difficulty level, from starting out to advanced.

Introduction to VLF observations of solar activity
2020 Mar 15 - Intermediate
John Cook

ARIEL ExoClock pro-am project
2020 Jan 18 - Advanced
Roger Dymock

The Beginner’s Sky
2019 Dec 8 - Starting Out
David Basey

The transit of Mercury: how to observe it
2019 Oct 16 - Starting Out
Peter Meadows, Chris Hooker, Paul Abel and Steve Harvey

Imaging comets: an introduction
2019 Sep 15 - Starting Out
Nick James, Jonathan Shanklin, Peter Carson and others

An introduction to variable star observing
2019 Aug 11 - Intermediate
Roger Pickard

Observing the outbursting comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann
2019 Jun 16 - Intermediate
Richard Miles

Filters for visual observations of deep sky objects
2019 Apr 6 - Intermediate
Owen Brazell

Atmospheric Refraction
2019 Mar 2 - Intermediate
David Basey

The Barlow lens
2019 Feb 10 - Intermediate
David Basey

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What is the best telescope for an adult beginner?
2018 Dec 27 - Starting Out
David Arditti

Observing asteroid occultations with digital cameras
2018 Dec 17 - Intermediate
Tim Haymes

Astronomical Seeing Part 2.
2018 Nov 22 - Starting Out
Paul G Abel

The size of things
2018 Nov 16 - Starting Out
David Basey

What telescope should I give a child?
2018 Oct 13 - Starting Out
David Arditti

A Guide to AstroImageJ Differential Photometry
2018 Sep 22 - Advanced
Richard Lee

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Filters for visual observing of the Moon and planets
2018 Sep 9 - Intermediate
Martin Griffiths

The Pole Star
2018 Aug 13 - Starting Out
Paul G Abel

The visual observation of comets
2018 Jun 16 - Intermediate
Jonathan Shanklin