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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. Kelling 2015
  5. SGL9
  6. Past Events
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Staff changes - last post by philjay


Introduce yourself to our little community.

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Hello from North Hykeham - last post by fondofchips

Astro General Discussion

General astronomy related discussion.

  1. Astronomical Science
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Graves Radar - Radio Based... - last post by Al.Grant

Weather Discussion

Could there be clear skies soon?

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<Expletive> typical - last post by Sunny Phil

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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advice please - last post by Boletus

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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Bad News - last post by Cazz

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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Meeting 1 - 9 - 2014 - last post by DN18

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For Sale

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

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Modified 200P OTA & Acc... - last post by catman161


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

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Canon modded DSLR - last post by Ron Clarke

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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Daystar Quark - taking orde... - last post by Altair

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Observing Discussion

Hints, tips, techniques and general observing discussion.

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Neptune closest this week - last post by CodnorPaul

Observing Reports

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

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23.8.14. - 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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Lack of colour in images - last post by Boletus

Imaging Software

Software discussion, hints, tips and best practice.

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desperate help need with PH... - last post by Ibbo

Imaging Video

Electronically assisted observing and imaging.

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1st Mintron image with the... - last post by philjay

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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M33 - last post by wolfman_55

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Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

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Help with Nexstar 4 - last post by CodnorPaul


In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

  • 125 topics
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Issues connecting Stellariu... - last post by Allan the Plumber


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

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New foam - last post by Ibbo


For the discussion of cameras and other imaging accessories.

  • 45 topics
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advice on Canon 1100d colou... - last post by xanthic

DIY & Self Mod

For the discussion of DIY and self mod setups.

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Mak 180, Mods complete - last post by philjay

Member Equipment Gallery

Show off your shiny kit.

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Cooling - last post by Cazz

Star Party

East Midlands Stargazers Star Party

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