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Twitter

Due to technical difficulties, I have started my new Twitter account:

http://twitter.com/TheSolarGazer

I tweet updates to my blog and website and retweet astronomy-related info. I still use the hashtags #PhilipPugh and #astronomy. If you don't want to set up your own Twitter account, you can just search for my hastags in your search engine, such as Google.
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Photographing August 2017 solar eclipse, selfie

Hello,

Im planning to make the trek to the path of totality for this eclipse. Ive seen a number of partial solar eclipses over the years, but never a total solar eclipse so this event is a rare opportunity to take in an event which has been on my bucket list. I would like to create a lasting memory of the event by way of a photograph of me in the fore ground (face/shoulders) and ...
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Star Gazing Live starts again tonight

Apparently they are in Australia, so I'm more than a little curious about the logistics of "live" stargazing from downunder...
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NASA Worldwide Telescope Usage Survey

NASA want to know more about where and when astronomers are using their telescopes. The reason is because they're concerned about the increasing use of satellites to perform LIDAR scanning of the earth (LIDAR is like radar but with lasers). The lasers are well within the safe limits against people accidentally looking up when they're scanning, but they want to know the relative risk of telescope users getting more light in the eye than they're ...
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Startravel 102 Vs camera tripod Startravel 102 Vs camera tripod

Would I be able to use a basic camera/binocular tripod with a Startravel 102 scope?
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Website Updates

I have changed all background pictures on my website:

http://www.philippughastronomer.com/index.html

For those of you who do not visit often, not only does it provide links to my blog, gallery and writings but also links to other sites, such as this forum, NASA APOD and Mark Townley's solar blog.

If you have any interesting sites that you visit often, please reply here and I will include them.

In the meantime, enjoy!
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2015 John Lewis Christmas advert scope

Hi all,

Newbie here :) I realise this may be a bit of a random post/thread, but do any of you know what telescope was the one used in the John Lewis Christmas advert last year?

While I realise that it was no Hubble and therefore in reality couldn't zoom in on the house of the man on the Moon, let alone the man himself ...
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