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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. EMS3
  3. Kelling 2014
  4. SGL9
  5. Past Events
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EMS3 Information & Spea... - last post by fusebox666


Introduce yourself to our little community.

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hello from west brom - last post by wolfman_55

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

  1. Astronomical Science
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Sometimes you just cant win - last post by philjay

Weather Discussion

Could there be clear skies soon?

  • 93 topics
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New FLO weather site for Astro - last post by stash

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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Suggestions for reading mat... - last post by Daz Type-R

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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Geeking Out #28 - last post by Tweedledee

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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unobstructed optical system... - last post by tuckstar

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For Sale

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

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Antares 0.5 x focal reducer - last post by red dwalf


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

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windows 7 operating system - last post by Ibbo

Swap Shop

Looking to swap your kit?

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meade 10" lx5 forks, tr... - last post by twintin


Astronomy related goods and services by authorised traders only.

  1. Altair Astro
  2. Astrotec
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Altair Astro 10" Truss... - last post by Altair

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Observing Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general observing discussion.

  • 80 topics
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Observe Taurus in the summe... - last post by Tweedledee

Observing Reports

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

  • 175 topics
  • 1,092 replies
June Report and Video - last post by Sunny Phil

Observing with Binoculars (BINS)

Observing with binoculars instead of a scope?

  • 39 topics
  • 308 replies
Planet suite - last post by Ron Clarke

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Imaging Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general imaging discussion.

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What to image and some reco... - last post by Ron Clarke

Imaging Software

Software discussion, hints, tips and best practice.

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How to align scope in stell... - last post by red dwalf

Imaging Video

Electronically assisted observing and imaging.

  • 10 topics
  • 76 replies
Using a compact digital cam... - 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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The DMK rules Central area ha - last post by Ibbo

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Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

  • 176 topics
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Help with Nexstar 4 - last post by Tweedledum


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

  • 124 topics
  • 1,377 replies
What makes an AZEQ6 tick. - last post by Graham


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

  • 90 topics
  • 838 replies
Daystar Quark - First light - last post by catman161


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

  • 45 topics
  • 519 replies
Converter types....any good? - last post by peepshow

DIY & Self Mod

For the discussion of DIY and self mod setups.

  • 234 topics
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DIY Balance system for Mead... - last post by BAZ

Member Equipment Gallery

Show off your shiny kit.

  • 85 topics
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We've been papped! - last post by philjay

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East Midlands Stargazers Star Party

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