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Next month's sights


I write a voluntary page in our parish mag each month on matters astronomical. I've been doing it for a few months now, and the usual format is to pick a constellation and describe it in general terms, then list the events of note taking place in the night sky over the month the magazine covers. The problem is that the copy for the article needs to be in by the 13th or so ...
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I'm going to rehab for addiction to empanadas. As I get private medical insurance through my company, I'm going to the Priory.

In the meantime I've just finished by March video accompanied by Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield
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I confess

Whilst the appearance of Comet PANSTARRS is a contributory factor, my family clubbed together to get me a DSLR for my birthday, so the weather is my fault.

Sorry, Folks.
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Planck Data

I think this will keep us for a while but it seems to suggest that cosmological inflation could be ruled out. I've never really accepted it because something must have driven it and then stopped it very soon afterwards. If inflation is ruled out or even found to be much smaller than previously thought, then it could mean that the universe has a "radius" of 13 800 million light years or not much more and ...
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where did all the posts go


Coming back to the Sky at Night forum, I'm surprised by how quiet it has become. What happened to the regulars?
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RIP Reg Turnill

More sad news today with the passing of Reg Turnill. Reg reported on many of the early space flights launched by the USA and USSR. Along with Patrick Moore and James Burke, he reported on the Apollo missions which sparked a life long interest in me.

Fair well to another great broadcaster. RIP Reg Turnill .
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eq2 mount help

Hi all do,s anybody now were i can get hold of the plastic adjustable leg clamp on my eq2 mount as my one has snaped it only holds on by 2 rivits so easy to repair if i new where to obtain one from tryed some astro shops no luck as yet kind regards budders
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Need new binoculars.

What I need is a pair of binoculars for deep sky viewing, I would like to hear from you on the better ones to get as there are so many on the market. I am a truck driver who works into the early hours miles away from my scope, so a pair of bino's would come in handy as i waste time while waiting to tip.
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Celestron Introduces Advanced VX, the Innovative Mount Engin

When I saw this press release headline my first thought was "I don't believe it", because after more than a year of hanging around for the Meade LX80 mount to be available in the UK and then having to abandon that idea on the grounds of the terrible press it's been having, and deciding that a CG5 mount would be a good move, along comes this new mount. And this looks like the long awaited ...
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stargazing live

Stargazing live tonight at 8.00 bbc2
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