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Starry Nights 7 SE for Windows 10

Firstly, sorry to hog this forum with my silly questions, but the advice I'm receiving is so helpful to a new hobbyist such as myself. :D

I was very happy to find a Starry Nights 7 Celestron SE software download link and pw came as a free add on to the Celestron Astro Fi 130 telescope I recently bought. This should allow me to control ...
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Hello Everyone

Hi from South Wales UK.
I'm into binocular Astronomy,meteors,comets.
Used too me a member of the British Meteor Society back in the 1980's.
Look forward too chatting too you.
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The Celestron Astro Fi 130 Newtonian set up question

For the past few months I've been trying to decide which telescope to buy with the help of you good people. I've been umming and ahhing so much over which scope to get that I think I'd still be doing that for the next few months if I didnt just go out and buy one. So today I went out to my local Argos store and bought a reduced priced Celestron Astro Fi 130 ...

Hello, Im a newbie member

Hi everybody, I am glad to be a member of this forum. Im looking forward to getting to know this community!
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Non-collimateable primary mirror?

I'm looking to buy a telescope and really like the idea of the Sky-Watcher Star Discovery 150i f/5
It has Wi-fi (which I wouldn't normally go for) but it also has the capability to be manually moved to look elsewhere and afterwards it will slew back to where you were originally looking.
Other Wi-fi enabled telescopes I've seen such as the Astro Fi series do not have this capability and can only be moved ...
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12V hair dryer

I've not tried it out yet, but after a dew-laden evening curtailed our telescope observing on Friday evening, I've just bought a 12V 'travel' hair dryer from The Range - just £12.

From first impressions it's not going to be any use for its advertised purpose; but it can put out a low speed moderately warm flow of air, or a barely warm blast, which may prove effective.

I notice that the same dryer can ...
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The Sun

To be honest, I have seen much better solar hydrogen alpha shots than mine. I simply don't have the money to buy a larger hydrogen alpha telescope. However, I have made some progress by using a DSLR to capture the Sun through my PST.

Here's a few recent ones: ... ed-public/ ... ed-public/ ... ed-public/ ...
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New to Astronomy.

Hello every one,
After reading numerous articles on recommended telescopes for first time purchasers, there seems to be a few to choose from. Refractor telescope is what i am looking for with the ability to be mechanised for following celestial bodies.
Sturdy build is key to me especially reading some fastener mechanisms seemed cumbersome. No budget in mind and if any body could recommend some starter reading material that would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards.
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Sun- Moon anomaly

I have been trying to get to the bottom of this anomaly and most of the solutions suggest its an illusion. This is based on the fact that I was using a photograph and that various factors need to be taken into account e.g. lens distortion, cylindrical projection etc. I ony used the photo to visually convey what I had observed.
I could easily have drawn on a blackboard what I observed and taken a ...
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Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

Just seen my first Perseids meteor! Heading South West through the top of Bootes. It had a pinkish hue to it.
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