The ASE held its fifth Telescope Help Shop on Saturday the 25th Feb at St Thomas Church hall in Corstorphine. As always the event was oversubscribed but 21 people attended aided by 9 ASE members. A diverse range of instruments was brought along supplemented by some members’ scopes providing an opportunity for numerous discussion in the practical sessions. The ability for attendees to see and try different eyepieces proved a major success. Our usual agenda covering setting up, eyepieces, a guide to observing practice as well as the ASE-24 target list helped frame much of the discussions. All attendees expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to talk about their specific issues as well as the general points covered.

Many thanks to all members who gave their time.
Andrew Farrow