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Information & Announcements

Information & announcements from the East Midlands Stargazers. Check back often for information on upcoming dark site meets and talks.

  1. EMS Meets
  2. Kelling 2015
  3. SGL11
  4. Past Events
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EMS 4 - last post by Teslar


Introduce yourself to our little community.

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Hi from Huntingdon - last post by M__

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

  1. Astronomical Science
  2. Solar Astronomy
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Adjust your clocks tonight - last post by peepshow

Weather Discussion

Could there be clear skies soon?

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Cheer up! It's coming! - last post by Sunny Phil

Beginner Area

Do you want to know the difference between a refractor and a reflector? Not sure how to choose your first telescope? There's no such thing as a silly question... Ask away!

  1. Guides & Tutorials
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Eyepiece Help - last post by Sunny Phil

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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Cooke's last pie and ma... - last post by Ron Clarke

Local Societies, Clubs & Observing Groups

Local astronomy groups that have a presence on East Midlands Stargazers.

  1. Derby & District Astronomical Society
  2. East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club
  3. Ilkeston & District Astronomical Society
  4. Leicester Astronomical Society
  5. Lincoln Astronomical Society
  6. Long Eaton Astronomical Society
  7. North Lincolnshire Astronomical Society
  8. Nottingham Astronomical Society
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Shipley park solar open days. - last post by tuckstar

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For Sale

Looking to sell something? Need to shift a used telescope?

  1. Completed Sales
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Cannon 1100D Astro modded - last post by Ron Clarke


Looking to buy something? Need to get hold of a used telescope, mount or other astronomy gear?

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PST or similar. Found one ! - last post by Doc

Swap Shop

Looking to swap your kit?

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Swap solar filter for small... - last post by Seamaster


Astronomy related goods and services by authorised traders only.

  1. Altair Astro
  2. Astrotec
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Planeta 10 Inch Truss Casse... - last post by catman161

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Observing Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general observing discussion.

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Venus Jupiter conjunction - last post by M__

Observing Reports

Upcoming targets, things to look out for and star charts.

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Venus currently visible dur... - last post by Johnnyaardvark

Observing with Binoculars (BINS)

Observing with binoculars instead of a scope?

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Anyone seen or have a pair... - last post by Ron Clarke

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Imaging Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general imaging discussion.

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Question about tonights con... - last post by Johnnyaardvark

Imaging Software

Software discussion, hints, tips and best practice.

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Stellarium weird letters - last post by peepshow

Imaging Video

Electronically assisted observing and imaging.

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Crazy idea? - last post by Sunny Phil

Imaging Gallery

Share your captures with the world.

  1. Picture of the Month
  2. Comets, Asteroids, Meteors & Meteorites
  3. Deep Space Objects (DSOs)
  4. Double / Binary Stars
  5. Lunar
  6. Planetary
  7. Sketching
  8. Solar
  9. Widefield
  10. Non Astro Photography
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PoTM Entries for June 2015 - last post by red dwalf

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Telescopes / Complete Setups

For discussion of Optical Tube Assemblies (OTAs), mounts, accessories and complete setups.

  • 221 topics
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PST vs Herschel wedge - last post by Graham


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

  • 150 topics
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Telrad to Synta - last post by Tweedledee


In depth discussion of eyepieces, eyepiece kits, barlows, cleaning, etc.

  • 110 topics
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Eyepiece cases : what do yo... - last post by M__


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

  • 52 topics
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DSLR outside. Mount bolted... - last post by stash

DIY & Self Mod

For the discussion of DIY and self mod setups.

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AZ Goto and heavy metal - last post by M__

Member Equipment Gallery

Show off your shiny kit.

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My Vintage Celestron C8 200... - last post by M__

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