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How do I adjust the sky chart for outside the UK? How do I adjust the sky chart for outside the UK?

Hello
I have recently taken an interest in astronomy and just got my first telescope. I now want to be able to use the information in the Sky at Night magazine to find objects but I live in Corfu.
Do I just need to apply the 2-hour time difference in order to use the viewing guide? And also will the monthly sky chart still be appropriate?
Thanks,
Julia
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New to the subject New to the subject

I have just purchased my first telescope after having an interest in astronomy for some time . I have a skywatcher Diameter: 130mm -Focal Length: 650mm -F/ratio: f/5 . It comes with 2 eye pieces a 25mm wide angle and a 10mm . I have read about the Barlow lens which I gather attaches to the eye piece . What eye pieces or Barlow lenses should I purchase if any
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7 year old needs first timer help!

Hello all! Sorry if this has already been posted.
I recently bought a telescope for my 7yr old son, however, we are total newbies and have no clue how to set up to view specific things. For example, I get emails regarding when the iss can be seen, with info on where and when to look. How do I set the telescope up correctly with the Information given?
Sorry if this is a totally silly ...
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Sky-Watcher Heritage 90 Virtuoso and a DSLR?

Hi there,

I'm just getting into astronomy and my 5 year old son is really keen on stars and space, so I am looking for a telescope we can both enjoy (albeit with my supervision!). I am also a keen photographer and am looking to get into astrophotography beyond pictures of the Moon using my tripod.

I was looking at buying a Star-Watcher Explorer 130M or Celestron Astromaster 130 EQ MD but I was taken ...
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I inherited an old Hardin 10" Dobs mount telescope from my father. The mounting discs were removed from the barrel to put it on an eq mount. The eq motor does not work so I would like to at least use the Dobsonian base but I need to replace the mounting discs. I tried to get the discs from Orion but since I am not the original purchaser of the telescope they will not sell ...
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Invisible Moon

When there's a new moon, I understand that the sun lights the side that we can't see.

Why isn't there a black disc in the sky where the sunlight doesn't get through? Why can I see the sky behind the moon?

Sorry, I know this is a silly question.
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Re-Naming the Forum

Shouldn't this forum be re-named the "Ask a Silly Equipment Question"

Because most of the questions posted recently, don't have much to do with Astronomy.

They're more concerned about buying equipment.
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Beginners Guide to Astrophotograph

I have recently bought a Skywatcher 150P on a EQ3-2 mount. I also have a Sony SLT-A35 DSLR. I am looking for some information about starting out in astrophotography. Would be grateful for any information about books, websites etc
Many thanks in anticipation
Dave Crake
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I own a. Skyhawk 1145m which I have been happy with but l am now looking to to spend around £1000.00-1250.00 on my hobby. I'd like to start experimenting with astrophotography but don't even have a camera. Should I get a new scope,mount and cheap DSLR and eyepiece/filter set? If so what? Or keep scope an get a decentish mount and a good DSLR, adaptors,filter wheel and eyepiece /filter set? If so what?
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upgrade my equipment. Help!

I own a. Skyhawk 1145m which I have been happy with but l am now looking to to spend around £1000.00-1250.00 on my hobby. I'd like to start experimenting with astrophotography but don't even have a camera. Should I get a new scope,mount and cheap DSLR and eyepiece/filter set? If so what? Or keep scope an get a decentish mount and a good DSLR, adaptors,filter wheel and eyepiece /filter set? If so what?
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