General Guides

Galileo gets the credit, but did he see Jupiter’s largest moons first?

Galileo gets the credit, but did he actually see Jupiter’s four largest moons first?

Final tweaks in an image editor can truly elevate your star trail photos

Some final cosmetic tweaks in an image editor can truly elevate your star trail photos

Read our guide to these essential pieces of astronomy kit

Confused about eyepieces? Read our guide to these essential pieces of astronomy kit.

Telescopes aren't the only option for observing astronomical objects.

Telescopes aren't the only option for observing astronomical objects.

Get to grips with the practicalities of observing our lunar companion

The basics of lunar observing: get to grips with the practicalities of observing our close companion.

Use a tried and tested technique to navigate the celestial sphere

Stuck trying to find stars? Star-hopping is a tried and tested technique that will help you to navigate the sky.

We explore what the Universe’s most sudden and violent events can tell us

What is a supernova? We explore what the Universe’s most sudden – and violent – events can tell us.

Which catalogue is suitable for your observations?

Same stars, different designations – what astronomy catalogue is right for your observations?

A guide to Phobos and Deimos

Often overlooked, the moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, are as enigmatic as any other.

A guide to the extreme elements found on the planets

You’d need more than a coat to brave the elements on other planets.

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