Astronomy Articles by Stephen Tonkin


Amateur Astronomy & Earth Sciences

Bogbits and Beantins!, Vol 1 No 3, Jan 1996
Amateur Telescope Making on the 'Net, Vol 1 No 4, Feb 1996
A Homebuilt Refractor (Part 1), Vol 1 No 9, Aug/Sep 1996
A Homebuilt Refractor (Part 2), Vol 1 No 10, Oct 1996


The Deep-Sky Observer

Guide v5.0 – A Review, No11, Jul 1997
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (book review), No 123, Winter 2000/1


The Encyclopedia of Astronomy and Astrophysics

I have contributed to the paper and electronic version of this excellent encyclopedia.


Popular Astronomy

Messier Marathon Master Class, Vol 45 No 4, Oct 1998
Origins of the Messier List, Vol 46 No 4, Oct 1999
The Millennium Quiz (with Peter Grego), Vol 48, No 1, Jan 2001
The Great Nebula in Orion, Vol 48, No 1, Jan 2001
Turn Left at Orion (book review), Vol 48, No 3, Jul 2001
Computerising a budget mount, Vol 51, No 3, Jul 2004


Practical Astronomy

Astronomy and the Imagination (book review), Vol 1 No 4, Feb 1995
Nocturnal Manoeuvres, Vol 1 No 7, May 1995


Secrets of the Universe

I contributed the following pages to this fact-file part-work:

Amateur Spectroscopy
Beating the Seeing
Development of Reflectors
Mirror Making
Telescope Tune-up


BBC Sky at Night

Monthly Column:
Binocular Tour, April 2013 onwards

Book Reviews:
The Constellation Observing Atlas, #106, Mar 2014
How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites, #113, Oct 2014

Equipment Reviews:
Opticron Oregon 11x70, #104, Jan 2014
Vixen BT 70 Binocular Telescope, #105, Feb 2014

How To... guides:
Hand-hold a Binocular Steadily, #107, Apr 2014
Build a Simple Solar Finder, #109, Jun 2014
Make a Binocular Dew Shield, #112, Sep 2014