Here are a few of the astro places I visit on the web:


First Light Optics – Great service and good stock.

Telescope House – Venerable! Their promotions are worth a look as are their emailed newsletters.

365 Astronomy – Zoltan now sells a huge range of kit including useful knobs and widgets.

Harrison Telescopes – Definitely worth a chat, no hard sell.


William Optics – A superb blend of form and function.

Skywatcher – Don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it. Their ED refractors offer legendary good value.

Vixen – My first decent scope was a 80mm achromat Vixen sitting atop a Great Polaris mount. I’m still looking for it on eBay! Now a new incarnation has arrived in the form of the Vixen Advanced Polaris (AP) mount.

iOptron – The Skytracker is a new addition.

Reviews and Opinion

UK Astro Imaging Forum – An excellent place to share images and knowledge.

Stargazers Lounge – In case someone else has asked your question already.

Astronomy Now – The astro magazine that keeps getting better.

Cloudy Nights – A huge range of information on scopes and accessories.

Astronomy for Beginners РA great resource site containing Astro News, Reviews and Images.


Startrails – This excellent freeware program stacks star trail images, without the background sky becoming too bright.

PIPP РFlexible Planetary Imaging software, which is brilliant for aligning frames where the target is moving around.

Add some awe to your day!



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