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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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EMS Stargazing Live 2015 - last post by Orion


Introduce yourself to our little community.

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MEMBER FROM LONG EATON - last post by Philmarriott

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

  1. Astronomical Science
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A few pics from Stargazing... - last post by BAZ

Weather Discussion

Could there be clear skies soon?

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weather,going loopy - last post by Doc

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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Help - last post by Werisit

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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Happy Birthday - last post by parklife2uk

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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Paul Money today 26th March... - last post by tuckstar

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For Sale

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

  1. Completed Sales
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Ash Photo - Visual Tripod f... - last post by philjay


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

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Urgently wanted for a fiver - last post by Sunny Phil

Swap Shop

Looking to swap your kit?

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10" Dob - last post by zidder


Astronomy related goods and services by authorised traders only.

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Micro Adjustable Geared XY... - last post by Johnnyaardvark

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Observing Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general observing discussion.

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Three deep sky atlases up t... - last post by Streetbob

Observing Reports

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

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20 & 21st March 2015 - last post by Smithysteve

Observing with Binoculars (BINS)

Observing with binoculars instead of a scope?

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Vixen SG 2.1x42 Widefield Bins - last post by Tweedledee

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Imaging Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general imaging discussion.

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Webcam Woes - last post by Werisit

Imaging Software

Software discussion, hints, tips and best practice.

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

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.

  1. Picture of the Month
  2. Comets, Asteroids, Meteors & Meteorites
  3. Deep Space Objects (DSOs)
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  5. Lunar
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PoTM March Entries - last post by StevenWhatley

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Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

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ED80pro vs Equinox 80 - last post by red dwalf


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

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Interesting new Alt-Az anno... - last post by Bino-viewer


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

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Cheap eye pieces - last post by Daz Type-R


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

  • 52 topics
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DSLR outside. Mount bolted... - last post by Smithysteve

DIY & Self Mod

For the discussion of DIY and self mod setups.

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Member Equipment Gallery

Show off your shiny kit.

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My Set up without an obsy - last post by Orion

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