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Finally setup 99% complete

Just waiting on remote focuser
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Ever seen M35?

Well worth a look or a re-visit:

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippug ... ed-public/

For those who haven't seen it yet, it is in Gemini. I'll be doing a write-up under Phil's Scribblings.
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Return to the moon. Sky at night tv.


The latest tv show featured a company planning to put a lander on the moon to inspect the Apollo
17 rover. Anyone got a link to that project? They didn't say the name of the company.

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Updated Amazon Page

It was about 10 years out of date. Here's the current one:

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Writing Blog

Many of you might consider becoming an astronomy writer. As long as you don't expect your masterpiece to sell like Harry Potter, it could pay for some of your gear but you'll still need a day job.

This is what I get up to and I'll update every few days:

http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... s-and.html
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Phil's Software Downloads

I've added a lot more free or trial software:

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A Little Advice


I find myself looking to get back into something I was interested in as a teenager easy guess Astronomy

Tricky thing is I find myself living in A City Centre, with few resources and was considering trying to fnd a way to 'Skywatch' for the most part online

Does anyone know of a place to start?

Online information on the Solar System to start (apart from Wikipedia that is) ...
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Free Reading

I've added some new material on my website that is free to read:

http://www.philippughastronomer.com/Phi ... ingst.html

You can download the PDFs for use on PCs and portable devices.
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Equipment Envy

We've all been there! We see a photo online or in a magazine that was taken with a 999mm APO and a multi zillion, billion, quintillion terapixel camera. We think that if we just got a higher-paid job or won the lottery, we could get the gear and take pictures like that ourselves.

Apart from the fact that there might actually be some skill required, the fact is that most of us have to work, ...
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