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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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Are we due a quarterly meet... - last post by stovesy


Introduce yourself to our little community.

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Hello Everyone - last post by Daz Type-R

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

  1. Astronomical Science
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NEQ 6 or NEQ 5 - last post by StevenWhatley

Weather Discussion

Could there be clear skies soon?

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<Expletive> typical - 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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  • 4,274 replies
EzCap histogram function - last post by Teslar

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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If money was no object........ - 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. Long Eaton Astronomical Society
  6. North Lincolnshire Astronomical Society
  7. Nottingham Astronomical Society
  • 230 topics
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Forthcoming Events 2014/2015 - last post by Perkil8r

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For Sale

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

  • 351 topics
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Meade LX90 8" SCT FOR S... - last post by StevenWhatley


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

  • 56 topics
  • 232 replies
EQDIR cable for HEQ5 PRO wa... - last post by Philmarriott

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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Pre order your iEQ45 PRO fo... - last post by Altair

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Observing Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general observing discussion.

  • 81 topics
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Imaging settings and subs etc - last post by Philmarriott

Observing Reports

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

  • 176 topics
  • 1,107 replies
A Mak 180 on DSOs July 24th - last post by philjay

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.

  • 238 topics
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Pulling giant rabbits out o... - last post by peepshow

Imaging Software

Software discussion, hints, tips and best practice.

  • 77 topics
  • 586 replies
How to align scope in stell... - last post by red dwalf

Imaging Video

Electronically assisted observing and imaging.

  • 11 topics
  • 78 replies
1st Mintron image with the... - last post by philjay

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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IC5146 Cocoon nebula - last post by Ibbo

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Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

  • 177 topics
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Solar Observing with NexStar 4 - last post by northernstar


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

  • 126 topics
  • 1,391 replies
Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 Sold ; Lo... - last post by Bino-viewer


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

  • 91 topics
  • 844 replies
Baader Hyperion Zoom - last post by Tweedledum


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.

  • 235 topics
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Summer projects. - last post by Teslar

Member Equipment Gallery

Show off your shiny kit.

  • 85 topics
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Fondofchips Obsy will soon... - last post by fondofchips

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