DIY: Astronomy Projects & Guidance
Whether you’re viewing the stars through binoculars or a brand-new telescope, you’ll want your equipment working at its best to give you the best view of the cosmos. This is where you get your hands dirty with a little DIY astronomy.
Here, the editors at Sky & Telescope provide guides that will you keep your telescope “well tuned,” from aligning the mirrors to cleaning the optics, and your binoculars stabilized. We also provide DIY tips on how to build your own backyard observatory, where you can relax and observe the night sky at your leisure. Our tips will help ensure you get the most from your telescope or binoculars, whether you simply want to care for your optics or build an entire home for them.