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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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    4. Weather Discussion

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    5. 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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      Local supplier of custom made astronomy accessories.

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      Hints, tips, techniques and general observing discussion.

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    3. Observing with Binoculars (BINS)

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      Electronically assisted observing and imaging.

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  4. Astronomy Equipment

    1. Telescopes / Complete Setups

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

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    2. Mounts

      In depth discussion of mounts and accessories.

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    3. Eyepieces

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

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    5. DIY & Self Mod

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    6. Member Equipment Gallery

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      Stephen  »  Graham

      Hi Graham yes it double stacked elalons will try and put pictures 
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    • jarvismp

      jarvismp  »  BAZ

      Hi, 
      my names Matt and I live in Sawmills. I don't drive but would like to join an astronomy group to learn more.
      i just wondered if I can join your group and what I would need to do?
      Where do you meet for example and when?
      Ive been observing for 2 years now but am still very much a newbie.
       
      kind regsrds
       
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      Looks as though they are very slowly transitioning the lights in the village to LED ones, the orange glow is fading
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    • Starman 1967

      Starman 1967  »  Graham

      Hi graham
      i went round to Martyn's last week and he had an extension tube for a eq6 tripod. He said you made it. 
      Im after one for me to be made for my az eq5. Skywatchers do make them but they are only 16cm tall, that just isn't enough for me. I'm after one similar to the heq5 extension tube which is 16 inches tall. I have heard that the heq5 tripod is the same as the standard tripod for the az eq5 and if it were I would buy that extension. But Rother valley optics have asked skywatcher and they have said the extension tube would not fit my mount. So hear I am asking if you could make me one and how much would you charge?
      i suppose I should ask on the forum if I could try my mount on someones eq5 tripod and if it fits then I would know if the SW extension would fit my pier for certain.
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      Will the new astrodog like cold. late nights?  He's always been tucked up in bed by 10.30 before. 
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