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Favorite books

Books can be a vital part of astronomy, especially when it's cloudy. So how about recommending your favorite astronomy book for the others. Mine is PM's Atlas of the Universe. It has taught me perhaps 85% of my knowledge.
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Hi Gang,
Is anyone out there going to view the total eclipse and if so are you taking photographic equipment with you? I am envious as this is one event I would dearly like to see!
John jsc248.
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RE: Purchasing binoculars etc. in the USA - 26/2/2006 11:38:47 PM

 RE: Purchasing binoculars etc. in the USA - 26/2/2006 11:38:47 PM

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I am off to the USA shortly for a long weekend and am hoping to purchase a pair of binoculars and was wondering did anyone have any experience purchasing astronomy items across the pond considering the difference in the Dollar and the Pound.
I did a search recently and seen a pair of Fujinon ...

Which Filters?

Can anyone advise me as to what would comprise an all round selection of filters. By 'all round' I mean for lunar, planetary and deep sky. At present, I have none at all, I know there are filters for every conceivable object but the choice is quite considerable and I'm not sure what I should be starting with. All advice appreciated, TVM

Kev G
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Apo or not

Hello, it is my first time on any forum of any kind . I have been interested in naked eye and binocular astronomy for several years although seeing very little with my 10 /50 s due to light polution. I am thinking of buying a telescope but space and the fact that i observe where or whenever i can has brought me to the conclusion that a small refractor or a bigger pair of binoculars ...
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how the weather taunts me

The weather once again looks down and laughs! the sky had started to break up earlier this afternoon and my hopes were raised for a clear(ish) sky. Then however as the sun started to dip, in rushed the clouds to mock me. for years they have played this game with us- surely they must be bored of this game by now?
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Got the 10" Dobsonian and i cant wait to use it!

Just gotta wait for the clear skies *fingers crossed*

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which way round........?

SOmeone said there hadnt been many posts on the forum so here goes with a daft question!
My refractor has a prism so the image is right way up but " flipped" left to right.
When comparing the night sky to a star map I am assuming that the whole of the sky, as seen thru the scope, is "the wrong way round". Have I got this right?
Sorry to be so naive, Pete
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Are you sitting comfortably?

I'd like to tell you a story.

Are you sitting comfortably?

Then I’ll begin.

Once upon a time there was a lady called Alison who had a wide range of ‘topics’ that interested her - some of which she’d dabbled into, and others (astronomy to name but one) whose surface hadn’t even been scratched. One day, in late August 2005, just a few days before her birthday, Alison and her husband Mick went to Jessops ...
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Collimation of Skywatcher MAC 127 EQ3-2

Hello All,
I'm new to my scope etc,and I have been told that if your scope goes off ie. gets knocked, it will prob need collimating? How will I know when its off and how can it be done on my telescope.

Rick D.
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