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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
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  4. Past Events
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EMS 4 - last post by Ron Clarke


Introduce yourself to our little community.

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Hi there, I'm back! - last post by Ron Clarke

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

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Red LED head torch - last post by Werisit

Weather Discussion

Could there be clear skies soon?

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Weekend Weather - last post by Graham

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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My First Scope - last post by Graham

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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A very brave man - last post by Werisit

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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Long Eaton Astronomical Soc... - last post by Perkil8r

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For Sale

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

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For sale or swap for smalle... - last post by Seamaster


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

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Baader Sky Surfer V Wanted - last post by Doc

Swap Shop

Looking to swap your kit?

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Swap solar filter for small... - last post by Seamaster


Astronomy related goods and services by authorised traders only.

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What Altair kit to get please? - last post by nickyb

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Observing Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general observing discussion.

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Jupiter GRS transit tables... - last post by Werisit

Observing Reports

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

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Solar observing with the fa... - last post by philjay

Observing with Binoculars (BINS)

Observing with binoculars instead of a scope?

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Advice on which Bins to buy - last post by Tweedledee

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Imaging Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general imaging discussion.

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All Sky Cam: Scheduled Reco... - last post by Graham

Imaging Software

Software discussion, hints, tips and best practice.

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Different backyardEOS's... - last post by guyroch

Imaging Video

Electronically assisted observing and imaging.

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Crazy idea? - last post by Sunny Phil

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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  10. Non Astro Photography
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First light for the MX 916 - last post by Graham

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Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

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A clear night - last post by recceranger


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

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Skywatcher synscan motor co... - last post by peepshow


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

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FOV - last post by zidder


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

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

DIY & Self Mod

For the discussion of DIY and self mod setups.

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Cheers Zidder - last post by zidder

Member Equipment Gallery

Show off your shiny kit.

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My rig - last post by Antares_Paul

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    Never thought i would get excited at having a shed delivered for my astro stuff and to convert into a very small obsy one day. My very own 'she' shed :)

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    A man has mistakenly eaten a daffodil bulb thinking it was an onion, he has ended up in hospital, and will be coming out in the spring.

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