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.

STEVE
2018 Jun 4 - Intermediate
Sandra Brantingham

Noctilucent Clouds – a beginners’ guide
2018 May 26 - Starting Out
Sandra Brantingham

Star hopping
2018 May 5 - Starting Out
David Basey

Which way is up?
2018 Apr 14 - Starting Out
Stewart Moore

The brightness of stars
2018 Mar 24 - Starting Out
David Basey

Finding the way – part 2
2018 Mar 4 - Starting Out
David Basey

Finding the way – part 1
2018 Feb 10 - Starting Out
David Basey

The Motion of the Planets
2018 Jan 17 - Starting Out
Paul G Abel

Figure 1. The Quickmap home page in its default setting.
QUICKMAP – Latest Version Now Live
2018 Jan 3 - Advanced
Barry FitzGerald

Light pollution – penetrating the veil
2017 Dec 30 - Starting Out
Bob Mizon

Patterns in the sky
2017 Dec 10 - Starting Out
David Basey

Figure 1
The turning sky
2017 Nov 1 - Starting Out
David Basey

Figure 02
A short historical account and guide to regular observation of Uranus
2017 Oct 7 - Intermediate
Paul G. Abel & Damian Peach

Astronomical Seeing Part 1.
2017 Sep 21 - Starting Out
Paul G Abel

An ‘off the shelf’ plastic runoff shed observatory
2017 Aug 28 - Intermediate
Martin Mobberley

Eyepieces
2017 Aug 11 - Starting Out
David Basey

Measurement of double stars
2017 Aug 3 - Intermediate
John McCue

Observing the Sun
2017 Jun 26 - Intermediate
Lyn Smith

Guide to Processing Spectra Using the BASS Software
2017 Jun 10 - Advanced
Andrew Wilson

Focusing by diffraction
2017 May 25 - Intermediate
Ron Arbour