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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. SGL10
  4. Past Events
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Belper, friday anyone? - last post by Johnnyaardvark


Introduce yourself to our little community.

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Newbie from Ollerton - last post by puckdrop

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

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HEQ5 Pro and GT81 - last post by sharpie78

Weather Discussion

Could there be clear skies soon?

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We got some rain this morning. - last post by Absterreo

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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Thinking of selling up....i... - last post by Seamaster

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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First night out in ages - last post by Doc

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. Long Eaton Astronomical Society
  6. North Lincolnshire Astronomical Society
  7. Nottingham Astronomical Society
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binoculars. - last post by Tweedledee

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For Sale

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

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Canon 450d DSLR FOR SALE - last post by StevenWhatley


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

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Wanted Tv 24mm Panoptic - last post by Bino-viewer

Swap Shop

Looking to swap your kit?

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Astronomy related goods and services by authorised traders only.

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Observing Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general observing discussion.

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2" Moon filter? - last post by Ron Clarke

Observing Reports

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

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Sun Playlist - last post by Sunny Phil

Observing with Binoculars (BINS)

Observing with binoculars instead of a scope?

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Support for 15x70 viewing,... - last post by philjay

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Imaging Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general imaging discussion.

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Imaging Software

Software discussion, hints, tips and best practice.

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Nebulosity 3, is it worth it? - last post by Bino-viewer

Imaging Video

Electronically assisted observing and imaging.

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Crazy idea? - last post by Cazz

Imaging Gallery

Share your captures with the world.

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  2. Comets, Asteroids, Meteors & Meteorites
  3. Deep Space Objects (DSOs)
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  5. Lunar
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  10. Non Astro Photography
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NGC6826 BI colour - last post by Doc

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Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

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Thread size on Meade LX10 Y... - last post by gfletcher


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

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Bolt it to the house ? - last post by peepshow


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

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Barlows not powermate - last post by Ibbo


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

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DSLR outside. Mount bolted... - last post by Doc

DIY & Self Mod

For the discussion of DIY and self mod setups.

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DIY mount controller. - last post by Graham

Member Equipment Gallery

Show off your shiny kit.

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Rob`s Obsy build - last post by sharpie78

Recent Status Updates

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    Wow! Just got home from a stressfull shopping trip to find an email from Astronomy Now telling me they have published my M42 image in the January issue :)

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    I bought my wife a wooden leg for Christmas! It's not her main present though, It's just a stocking filler......

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      08 Sep

    Finally my VC200L is on its way home: New focuser fitter and fully collimated by Vixen. So must be time for some cloud !

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    Is reading Chris Hadfield - An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

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