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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
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  4. Past Events
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EMS Stargazing Live 2015 - last post by The Bagman


Introduce yourself to our little community.

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request for a talk at a school - last post by Daz Type-R

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

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Synscan handset - last post by Nelson

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!

  1. Guides & Tutorials
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What to expect - last post by Ibbo

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOYMASTER - last post by Daz Type-R

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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Next Meeting Thursday 29th... - last post by MPOLE

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For Sale

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

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2" Baader neodymium Moo... - last post by red dwalf


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

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Explore Scientific 80mm - last post by BAZ

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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Lovejoy 9/1/15 - last post by BAZ

Observing with Binoculars (BINS)

Observing with binoculars instead of a scope?

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Miranda 16x50 - last post by Absterreo

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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 philjay

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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  3. Deep Space Objects (DSOs)
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Holiday Snap... Milky Way o... - last post by catman161

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Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

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Portable widefield rig - last post by Tweedledee


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

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Big favour needed from HEQ5... - last post by andyboy1970


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

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Revelation 2" 42mm Eyep... - last post by gfletcher


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

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Guide Cameras - last post by Johnnyaardvark

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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    Finally my VC200L is on its way home: New focuser fitter and fully collimated by Vixen. So must be time for some cloud !

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