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iPad version

Hi all,

I am thinking of subscribing to the iPad edition instead of the print version. I still want to use the night sky versions, but obviously don't want to use the iPad due to the light. Is there anyway of getting those sections to print off?

Also, would you have any way to access the content on the cover disc.

Thanks for any help,

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Jupiter's and Saturn's Moons always lose a day!

Why do you draw the moons charts for Jupiter and Saturn with a day missing? For example, in the August
issue there is only data for 30 days (since there are 31 'midnights'). The dates are adjacent to the lines,
which represent midnight - but is that midnight at the start or finish of that date? If it's the start of the !st, then the 31st is missing.
Why don't you do it the way ...
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Stolen telescope

Had a Facebook astronomy member tell me of a stolen Meade LX200 from near Kings Lynn.Please keep a look out if offered one cheap or seems suspicious.
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GOTO mounts

I find the cost of the Skywatcher Goto upgade kits a rip off.For the EQ5 its £299,since this is "old" technology and the workings are nothing really special,its over valued.
Maybe Skywatcher should drop the price or someone brings onto the market their own kit at a much lower price tag.I can buy the EQ3 PRO at £385 all in which will carry my scope very well.
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Will pay £25 for copies of 3 TV episodes from CD Roms

Wanted: the following TV episodes as issued on the magazine CD Roms.
I do not need the original CD's - just copies of the files sent by a file transfer service such as WeTransfer.
I will pay £25 to whoever can help me.

Feb 2013 - issue 93: Classic Episode - African Eclipse (1973)

Dec 2012 - issue 91: Current Episode - Moore Marathon (2012)

Aug 2012 - issue 87: Classic Episode - Halley's Comet ...
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Afocal astrophotography

Hello to everyone ,
Being a newby, I'm not very proficient at this but here goes.
I am in the process of starting afocal astrophotography,and also in the process of attempting to
Use a logitech c910 as the imager.
My problem is that I can't get the camera to focus through my eyepiece.
I've tried an 8mm 60 degree star guider ed eyepiece,and a 12mmwide angle plus some other low
Power ones.I just can't focus ...
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Lunar Photography with compact Olympus VG-170

Have a new camera but tried photographing moon with camera next to eyepiece. Image is bright but full of reflected light -my previous Praktika Compact (which broke) never had this problem -any ideas to correct please? I have lowered iso setting to no avail. Thanks.
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Changing file format. wmv...

Have read your article and others on planetary photography. Downloaded Registax but it will not recognise wmv files of my short video of Jupiter. These are recorded in wmv there is no choice on my Olympus V170 compact - a camera excellent otherwise.
Can any one recommend another programme using this format, or sugget a conversion file (free or reasonable cost) which will not give me toolbars, tell me my computer disc is full or ...
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astrophotography astrophotography

took some pictures of ISS at 13 second exposure stacked the images and there's small gaps between them can anyone please tell me how to remove them as I'm new to this.
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Ordered binders last November , they never arrived despite several phone calls and promises that they were on the way. February asked for are fund when told there were none available, again after multiple phone calls and promises no money. By the time I receive my money it will have cost me more in phone charges than the value of the refund. On last contact told they still had no binders despite advertising them in ...
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