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Information & announcements from the East Midlands Stargazers. Check back often for information on upcoming dark site meets and talks.

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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!

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nebulae - last post by daveclarke

Martyn's Coffee Shop

General off topic (non astro) discussion.

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Happy birthday Cazz. - last post by Tweedledee

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
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binoculars. - last post by daveclarke

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

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

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Swap Shop

Looking to swap your kit?

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Observing Reports

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

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Sun Playlist - last post by Sunny Phil

Observing with Binoculars (BINS)

Observing with binoculars instead of a scope?

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Hints, tips, techniques and general imaging discussion.

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Imaging Software

Software discussion, hints, tips and best practice.

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spc900nc + fire capture - last post by ben72

Imaging Video

Electronically assisted observing and imaging.

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Crazy idea? - last post by Cazz

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Share your captures with the world.

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M33 & M45 19/12/14 - last post by Phillyo

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Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

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In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

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

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Barlows not powermate - last post by Ibbo


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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    Wow! Just got home from a stressfull shopping trip to find an email from Astronomy Now telling me they have published my M42 image in the January issue :)

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    I bought my wife a wooden leg for Christmas! It's not her main present though, It's just a stocking filler......

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      08 Sep

    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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    Is reading Chris Hadfield - An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

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