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Using 5.5 inch reflector, any colourful nebula out there and nice spiral shaped galaxies?

I recently got into amateur astronomy and was all excited about seeing what was up there. I got over excited with all the wonderful pictures your see in books expecting to see fantastic coloured nebula and spiral galaxies.

I first looked at Saturn with a small 5.5 inch Skywatcher reflector. It was a thrill to see the shape of it I must say but I was slightly disappointed in the fact that it basically looked ...


Location

John's (jsc248) 'thread' "where is everyone" brought about 41 responses from members, telling us where they are located.

However, very few of us actually display this information in our 'Profile'.

Of course some people would rather not display this information, and that is quite understandable.

Can I suggest, that if you are happy with providing your location (as those who repsonded to John's thread), no matter how general, that you include it in your profille. ...
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New Members!!

Hi Gang,
Whilst browsing the forum I noticed that that there were now a staggering 577 registered members on this forum. I took a look at the members list and was surprised to see that most of the posts to this forum are made by the same people. Now this is not a complaint as I'm one of the few, but it would be nice to hear from some of the members who have yet ...
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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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Eclipse!!

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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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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