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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. SGL11
  5. Past Events
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Kelling 2015 - last post by Ron Clarke


Introduce yourself to our little community.

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GALAXY NGC7713 - last post by M__

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

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

Weather Discussion

Could there be clear skies soon?

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If this is Summer bring on... - 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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Adapting a solar filter to... - last post by Seamaster

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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Unusual E-Bay Find - last post by BAZ

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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LAS updates - last post by BAZ

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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 Tibbz2


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

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Wanted Field Flattener / Fo... - last post by Graham

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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New prices for iOptron ZEQ2... - 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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August Report - last post by Sunny Phil

Observing with Binoculars (BINS)

Observing with binoculars instead of a scope?

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New Bins : Fujinon 7x50 FMT... - last post by Bino-viewer

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Imaging Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general imaging discussion.

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The drive to do better and... - last post by Sunny Phil

Imaging Software

Software discussion, hints, tips and best practice.

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Stellarium v13.3 problems t... - last post by stash

Imaging Video

Electronically assisted observing and imaging.

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  • 90 replies
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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1st Lunar with the QHY5L - last post by Brady

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Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

  • 232 topics
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small portable scope - last post by Brantuk


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

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


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

  • 137 topics
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New eyepieces and a bit of... - last post by Tweedledee


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

  • 57 topics
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Moravian G2-8300 Problem - last post by wolfman_55

DIY & Self Mod

For the discussion of DIY and self mod setups.

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My New Pier Video Benny Hil... - last post by wolfman_55

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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