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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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April Quarterly meeting at... - last post by Ibbo


Introduce yourself to our little community.

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Hello. - last post by simon

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

  1. Astronomical Science
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Interesting article. - last post by Sunny Phil

Weather Discussion

Could there be clear skies soon?

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Brief Window Tonight - last post by peepshow

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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Another stupid question - S... - last post by stash

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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Towels at the ready - last post by Ibbo

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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Badger Farm Friday 18th April - last post by oldfruit

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For Sale

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

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NEQ6 Parts - last post by twintin


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

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80mm (400mm FL) bahtinov mask - last post by Tibbz2

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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The moon with an Altair Ast... - last post by T A WOW

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Observing Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general observing discussion.

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Observing tips for Mars - last post by Ron Clarke

Observing Reports

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

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Belper 18-19th April 2014. - last post by Orion

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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Up close and personal - Dam... - last post by dawson

Imaging Software

Software discussion, hints, tips and best practice.

  • 70 topics
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atik artemis capture camera... - last post by andyboy1970

Imaging Video

Electronically assisted observing and imaging.

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First Light for Mallincam U... - last post by Magellan Boy

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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Sun spots from this morning - 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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trouble installing wireless... - last post by catman161


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

  • 111 topics
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HEQ5 meets 16DS - last post by andyboy1970


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

  • 86 topics
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My Circle T collection - last post by philjay


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

  • 41 topics
  • 498 replies
To allow IR then not to ! - last post by Werisit

DIY & Self Mod

For the discussion of DIY and self mod setups.

  • 221 topics
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Restoring the Cooke RA Circle - last post by Ibbo

Member Equipment Gallery

Show off your shiny kit.

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Fondofchips Obsy will soon... - last post by fondofchips

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