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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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  4. Past Events
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EMS 4 - last post by Sheila


Introduce yourself to our little community.

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New member from Derby - last post by zidder

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

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Do we know what we are seeing - last post by zidder

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!

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I think I made a mistake...... - last post by Werisit

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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Possible laptop replacement... - last post by stash

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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elac membership subscription - last post by cosmic dave

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For Sale

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

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GS or Trade: Celestron SLT1... - last post by Seamaster


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

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WANTED Canon EFS 18-55mm Lens - last post by gfletcher

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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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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Jovian transit - last post by Werisit

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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Imaging Software

Software discussion, hints, tips and best practice.

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Processing link for DSLR - last post by knocker

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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PoTM Entries February 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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EQTOOTH Help - last post by rainbow demon


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

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Ascom driver used to drive... - last post by xanthic


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

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Which one? I am confused! - last post by Tweedledee


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

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Filters RGB - last post by red dwalf

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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