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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
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  3. Kelling 2014
  4. Kelling 2015
  5. Past Events
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Introduce yourself to our little community.

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Morning all - last post by MichaelDurban

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

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Stellarium updating jupiter - last post by Werisit

Weather Discussion

Could there be clear skies soon?

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Weather forecast for Durban... - last post by MichaelDurban

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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Requirements for power at a... - last post by Eddy

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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More stars or leaves?   ! - last post by Perkil8r

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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Aurora last night in lincs? - last post by tbird

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For Sale

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

  1. Completed Sales
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two EQ6 mount saddles - last post by clarkent


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

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4 port dew heater. - last post by tuckstar

Swap Shop

Looking to swap your kit?

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Astronomy related goods and services by authorised traders only.

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Kelling Heath Autumn 2014 S... - last post by red dwalf

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Observing Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general observing discussion.

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Filter Performance Comparis... - last post by Daz Type-R

Observing Reports

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

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Poss new Supernova in Cygnus - last post by Tweedledee

Observing with Binoculars (BINS)

Observing with binoculars instead of a scope?

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Planet suite - last post by Ron Clarke

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Imaging Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general imaging discussion.

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Targets for Kelling 2014 - last post by devil74

Imaging Software

Software discussion, hints, tips and best practice.

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CDC v PHD - last post by Ron Clarke

Imaging Video

Electronically assisted observing and imaging.

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Crazy idea? - last post by Cazz

Imaging Gallery

Share your captures with the world.

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  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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Veil Nebula from last night - last post by red dwalf

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Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

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8" or 10"? - last post by seven_legs


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

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My mount won't work --... - last post by Bino-viewer


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

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Eyepieces for 200p (and ED8... - last post by MichaelDurban


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

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ZWO ASI 120MM slow fps rates - last post by stash

DIY & Self Mod

For the discussion of DIY and self mod setups.

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DIY mount hub power unit - last post by StevenWhatley

Member Equipment Gallery

Show off your shiny kit.

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Almost fully modded 10"... - last post by MichaelDurban

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    Finally my VC200L is on its way home: New focuser fitter and fully collimated by Vixen. So must be time for some cloud !

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