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I have changed all background pictures on my website:

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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Any tips for using a 60x o.zoom camcorder for Moon/planets?

I have a low light Sony 60x optical zoom camcorder. Has anyone else tried to use video cameras for planet and Moon photography? If so, any tips would be appreciated.
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flash in sky

Hi all I live in north west England im not really big on sky watching but last Tuesday night me and a friend were looking up to see if we could see satelites as it was a clear night. We both seen this little flash in the sky like the flash of electric arc, it was deep space and both of us seen it. did anyone else see it.Does anyone have any idea what it ...
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UK Space Mission Education Scheme Fundraiser

Hello everyone,

I am a genuine subscriber to the magazine (for 2 years now) and I love the show (however I missed the Juno episode :( ) however I am posting because this seems like the best place to find people who may support this. I am a volunteer running a campaign to raise funding for me and my group to take education materials to schools around ...
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Astrophotography collaboration

I am interested in image processing, but I do not have good enough equipment to take my own images to edit. If anyone is willing to share their unprocessed images for me to edit I would be grateful :)
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Astrofarm in France - as featured on TV

I don't know if anyone here follows the daytime programme "A New LIfe in the Sun", but the last season featured a couple who have set up an Astrofarm near Limoges in western France. As we half knew the couple anyway, we booked in for a couple of nights on our return from our recent holiday.
If you're interested in visiting a rural site with really good dark skies, we can recommend it.

In terms ...
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Black Holes.....

A Black Hole has a mass - right?

Is it an object or an area of space?
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Telescope Storage High Temperature Question


I have a reflector telescope which I am storing it in a closed room in the desert in Dubai where the temperature can go up 52 Celsius in summer.
Is that OK to store it the room or it will be damaged or something.
Please provide any solutions if you have.

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U.F.O posing as stars???

Today me and a freind were looking at some stars when we noticed a group of 3 stars that were perectly symetrical to each other forming a triangle (one brighter star at the top and two dimmer stars at the bottom). while looking at the brighter star we noticed that as it moved through the sky the two dimmer stars moved with it, all 3 stars were moving in perect sync. We found it quite ...
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