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Advice viewing objects

hi there
does anyone know of a web site / publication which lists the messier and or ngc objects that are good for observing as opposed to photographing?
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Open University - "Introducing Astronomy" course

Has anyone taken this course? If so is it worthwhile? I've bought a couple of books ("Nightwatch" by Terence Dickinson and "The Backyard Astronomer's Guide" by Terence Dickinson and Alan Dyer) which are both excellent in my opinion, but I feel a course would be very useful as well.

Can anyone recommend the Open University course (or a similar one)?
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novice needs help

hi everyone Im a 40yr old novice and would like to join a astronomy club local to me, Im in the wigan area and would like someone to show me how to get the best out of my telescope (suppose to be a good one for amatures) a Meade Telestar model 60 AZ-A , so anyone know of a club I could join
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Comet E2 Mc Naught well in our skies

Has anyone observed Comet E2 Mc Naught yet? So far i have heard of no observations from the UK. Is anyone planning one tracking it down? I hope to bag it soon however the waxing Moon is getting brighter in the evening sky and will start to wash out the sky soon. The comet is now mag 10.4, well condensed with a dia of 2' so it is really small and will require a telscope ...
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New to all this....

Hi everyone - this is my first post and at the age of 26 I'm totally new to astronomy.....shame on me.
About a month ago I bought an 8" Newtonian reflector off ebay but was massively disappointed with the optics and general quality of the fact the smaller mirror fell out and landed on the primary mirror the other day. Should have known better really.
Anyway, I've decided to get a decent scope from ...
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Saturn hides star

BBC Focus magazine mentions Saturn occulting a 8th magnitude star on the evening of January 25th.I've not seen mention of this anywhere else.I checked with Starry Night Backyard and it appears that the star HIP42705 dissapears behind the rings at approx 18:50 and reappears again on southern part of the globe at about 21:00.
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can anyone recommend a good book on Astrophotography.
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Duration of a telescope?

I have a curiosity, for how long do you keep using a telescope before you decide to buy a new one? (for example 3/5/10 years?)
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MOVED: book needed.....

Advice and Information:
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MOVED: Buying my first light filter. HELP !!!

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