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Issue August 2008
Sky Ruler
Issue August 2008
Sky Ruler
Issue Jan 2009
Spectroscope
Issue Jan 2009
Spectroscope
issue March 2009
Small refractor
issue March 2009
Small refractor
Issue May 2009
Solar projection screen
Issue May 2009
Solar projection screen
Issue Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2009
Observatory 4 part series - CAD design
Issue Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2009
Observatory 4 part series - CAD design
Issue Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2009
Observatory 4 part series - Completed
Issue Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2009
Observatory 4 part series - Completed
Issue Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2009
Observatory 4 part series - Interior
Issue Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2009
Observatory 4 part series - Interior
Issue April 2010
Laptop imaging centre
Issue April 2010
Laptop imaging centre
Issue Sept 2011
Red LED torch
Issue Sept 2011
Red LED torch
Issue Oct 2011
telescope storage case
Issue Oct 2011
telescope storage case
Issue Jan 2012
Finderscope
Issue Jan 2012
Finderscope
Issue August 2012
Observing Chair
Issue August 2012
Observing Chair
Issue Sept 2012
Mini Solar Camera
Issue Sept 2012
Mini Solar Camera
Issue Oct 2012
Collimating device
Issue Oct 2012
Collimating device
Issue June 2013
Solar projection funnel
Issue June 2013
Solar projection funnel
Issue Aug 2013
revolving eyepiece rack
Issue Aug 2013
revolving eyepiece rack
Issue Sep and Oct 2013
Binocular parallelogram mount - 2 part
Issue Sep and Oct 2013
Binocular parallelogram mount - 2 part
Issue April 2014
EQ1 Polar finderscope
Issue April 2014
EQ1 Polar finderscope
Issue Mar 2014
Powertank protector
Issue Mar 2014
Powertank protector
Issue Oct 2014
Accessories Case
Issue Oct 2014
Accessories Case
Issue Nov 2014
Binocular mirror mount
Issue Nov 2014
Binocular mirror mount
Issue Apr and May 2015 - two part
Barn door tracker - CAD rendering
Issue Apr and May 2015 - two part
Barn door tracker - CAD rendering
Issue Apr and May 2015 - two part
Barn door tracker - completed project
Issue Apr and May 2015 - two part
Barn door tracker - completed project
Issue July 2014
Multi camera meteor stand
Issue July 2014
Multi camera meteor stand
Issue Sept 2016
Advanced accessories box
Issue Sept 2016
Advanced accessories box
Issue Aug 2017
Low cost outdoor tripod
Issue Aug 2017
Low cost outdoor tripod
Issue Sept 2017
Rolling telescope dolly
Issue Sept 2017
Rolling telescope dolly

As a regular contributor to the BBC's Sky at Night magazine, I have designed and built numerous telescope and astronomy accessories. A gallery below shows a selection of the projects I have detailed in the magazine.

The approach I take is to create plans for projects which can be tackled by most readers with minimal tools, materials and skill. The sense of achievement in building projects like these is one of the biggest drives for my own astronomy interest.

The articles were accompanied by plans, templates and diagrams on CD or download.