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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. SGL11
  4. Past Events
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Introduce yourself to our little community.

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Hello from Derby. - last post by Stephen

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

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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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ST102 - anyone used one? - last post by seven_legs

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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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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August Lecture Meeting - last post by HykehamObservatory

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For Sale

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

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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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Engineering turning require... - last post by Tweedledee

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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Altair Lightwave 66mm and 7... - 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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Mini Observing Report and t... - last post by Johnnyaardvark

Observing with Binoculars (BINS)

Observing with binoculars instead of a scope?

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The close intimacy of a pai... - last post by peepshow

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Imaging Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general imaging discussion.

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Question about tonights con... - last post by Johnnyaardvark

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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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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  5. Lunar
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Picture of the Month July 2015 - last post by Johnnyaardvark

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Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

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Skywatcher AZ4 Alt-Az Mount... - last post by seven_legs


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

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Heads up - EQ8 For sale on SGL - last post by M__


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

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Baader Click Lock system - last post by Tweedledee


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

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Am I p****d off now or what. - last post by Graham

DIY & Self Mod

For the discussion of DIY and self mod setups.

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Useful bracketry - last post by Tweedledee

Member Equipment Gallery

Show off your shiny kit.

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My Vintage Celestron C8 200... - last post by Brantuk

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