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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. EMS4
  3. Kelling 2015
  4. Kelling 2016
  5. SGL11
  6. Past Events
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EMS 4 - last post by Cazz


Introduce yourself to our little community.

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Hi. - last post by Jay43

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

  1. Astronomical Science
  2. Solar Astronomy
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Latest Purchases - last post by CodnorPaul

Weather Discussion

Could there be clear skies soon?

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Fast loosing the will - last post by Ibbo

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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Which laser collimator? - last post by Tweedledee

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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Happy birthday goonrdolly. - last post by Cazz

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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October the 8th at the fire... - 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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Binoviewer starter set - last post by philjay


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

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Quality 15x70 binos wanted.... - last post by Daz Type-R

Swap Shop

Looking to swap your kit?

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Astronomy related goods and services by authorised traders only.

  1. Altair Astro
  2. Astrotec
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Altair GPCAM Mono with 50mm... - last post by Altair

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Observing Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general observing discussion.

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It's back at last. - last post by Doc

Observing Reports

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

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The month so far ... - last post by Sunny Phil

Observing with Binoculars (BINS)

Observing with binoculars instead of a scope?

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5" F15 Binoculars - last post by BAZ

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Imaging Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general imaging discussion.

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Constellations 2013 - last post by Sunny Phil

Imaging Software

Software discussion, hints, tips and best practice.

  • 98 topics
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EQASCOM and Maxim problems. - last post by Graham

Imaging Video

Electronically assisted observing and imaging.

  • 13 topics
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Samsung scb2000 + cannon 10... - last post by stash

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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First light with the new kit. - last post by Doc

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Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

  • 235 topics
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First Light with the SXV-H9... - last post by stash


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

  • 158 topics
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Ok, tripod or pillar mount... - last post by M__


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

  • 140 topics
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Antares Elite Plossl. - last post by M__


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

  • 59 topics
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computer boffins help with... - last post by xanthic

DIY & Self Mod

For the discussion of DIY and self mod setups.

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DIY DC Power Supply to Cano... - last post by Brady

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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    getting the kit out, giving it all a service ready for the nights drawing in, missed imaging so much :)

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    What a fantastic week, only 3 days at work, passed car theory and got a new job offer :D

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