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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.

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  3. Kelling 2014
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Introduce yourself to our little community.

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Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

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Weather Discussion

Could there be clear skies soon?

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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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HitecAstro Four Channel PWM... - last post by red dwalf

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. Long Eaton Astronomical Society
  6. North Lincolnshire Astronomical Society
  7. Nottingham Astronomical Society
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Stargazing Evening at Barro... - last post by Magellan Boy

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For Sale

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

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Dynamax 8" F10 SCT (Sch... - last post by gfletcher


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

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Anyone got or know of an 80... - last post by Absterreo

Swap Shop

Looking to swap your kit?

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Astronomy related goods and services by authorised traders only.

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Observing Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general observing discussion.

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Observing Reports

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

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Draconid meteor shower - mo... - last post by stash

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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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)
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Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

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Meade LX 10 1.25" or 2... - last post by Tweedledee


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 Bino-viewer


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

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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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