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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. SGL10
  4. Past Events
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Belper Sunday 24th - last post by Daz Type-R


Introduce yourself to our little community.

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Another newbie couple from... - last post by Al.Grant

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

  1. Astronomical Science
  2. Solar Astronomy
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Remote connection. - last post by Nelson

Weather Discussion

Could there be clear skies soon?

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Any one got a boat ? - last post by Graham

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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Time to buy :) - last post by tuckstar

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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Assistance please? - last post by Sheila

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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May meeting thank you - last post by cosmic dave

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For Sale

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

  1. Completed Sales
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Sky and Telescope Magazines... - 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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Televue Powermate wanted - last post by Smithysteve

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.

  1. Altair Astro
  2. Astrotec
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About to order a 102mm F7 S... - last post by nickyb

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Observing Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general observing discussion.

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Three deep sky atlases up t... - last post by Sunny Phil

Observing Reports

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

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The Moon so far this year - last post by Sunny Phil

Observing with Binoculars (BINS)

Observing with binoculars instead of a scope?

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Advice on which Bins to buy - last post by Tweedledee

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Imaging Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general imaging discussion.

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Strange fog on image. - last post by Sheila

Imaging Software

Software discussion, hints, tips and best practice.

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Stellerium and parking scope. - last post by peepshow

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.

  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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Sol 180515 - last post by philjay

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Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

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Flip mirror diagonal - last post by Werisit


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

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Need a gearbox. - last post by Doc


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

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Eyepiece cases : what do yo... - last post by philjay


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

  • 52 topics
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DSLR outside. Mount bolted... - last post by Ibbo

DIY & Self Mod

For the discussion of DIY and self mod setups.

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Obsy Build....... Episode I... - last post by Perkil8r

Member Equipment Gallery

Show off your shiny kit.

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My new set up Esprit and AZ8. - last post by Brantuk

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    Never thought i would get excited at having a shed delivered for my astro stuff and to convert into a very small obsy one day. My very own 'she' shed :)

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