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Neptune and Triton

Neptune is an 8th magnitude object, and Triton is 13th magnitude. Neptune, although large, because of its distance is only about 1/10th the diameter of Mars at its best. Neptune is fun to observe, as it is clearly a disk, and has a distinctive blue colour. Triton is never very far from Neptune, and can be seen with a 6 inch telescope in good conditions. A larger telescope is better.
This photo is a bit ...
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10" Sky Watcher Collapsible Dobsonium Telescope

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/302885914587?ul_noapp=true

Good Condition Dobsonium Telescope from Sky Watcher.

Collapsible tube.
Focal length 1200mm
F4.7
Plossel 25mm eyepiece
Crayford 2" and 1.25" focuser
Finderscope 9x50

About 3 years old, well used but has always been very well looked after.

Mirrors have just been cleaned and collimated.

Many hours of excellent viewing. Having to sell as I've just bought a motorised telescope and I'm not allowed to keep both!

Details here:

http://skywatcher.com/product/bk-dob-10-collapsible/ ...
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The Sky Guide Deep Sky Tour

The September magazine's Sky Guide Deep Sky Tour has globular clusters, a galaxy and a planetary nebular. I'm a big fan of globular clusters! The bonus content offers a download for EQTour for ASCOM enabled goto mounts so I downloaded EQTour and ASCOM, watched some YouTube videos and read a lot of pdfs only to discover that EQTour works with the Skywatcher mounts! Those of us with Celestron mounts, I discovered today, are supposed to ...
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M13 with a trail

Hi all I took M13 the hercules cluster last week and managed to pick up a satelite trail in the first image.Then I stacked 30 images using deepskystacker at 10 seconds each,I used my skywatcher 80ed refractor with a 0.8 reducer.I used a gpcam290c camera for the images.Thanks for looking.
m13cluster.jpg
m1322.jpg

Andy
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m31 Andromeda galaxy

Hi all I had a first attempt with my 290c camera using my skywatcher ed80 refractor and managed to get 11 seconds on each image of 41.This is what I finished after 3 hours of editing using cs2 photoshop,I thought I would share,thanks for looking.
m31september2.jpg

Andy
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Not Just the 'Apple Core' (M27)

On 12th September, the sky was particularly clear with none of that haze which has been hanging around for so long. I spent a few hours looking at various targets, which included M27 or sometimes known as the Dumbbell Nebula. It is a large looking planetary nebula, which is a cloud of gas blown off by a central star. M27 tends to have the appearence of an 'apple core', which is the brighter dust streaming ...
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Manned Mission to Mars

I realise this isn't exactly to do with the Night Sky but I was wondering if anyone could give me some benefits from a Manned Mission to Mars for a school project and if possible provide some sources as evidence. Thank you for any help!
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Summer is Over

Woke up this morning to a very clear sky. Orion, Hyades and Pleiades were high in the sky like old friends not seen for a while! Looks like autumn is on its way.
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Can I plug my book?? DARK:The AtoZ Of Astronomy & The Cosmos

Hello everyone,

I hope you don't mind me posting here to shamelessly plug and try to drum up some support for my book?

If it's any consolation, this project definitely isn't with the expectation of long-term financial gain... this is definitely somewhat of a labour of love!

My book DARK: The A to Z OF Astronomy & The Cosmos is hopefully to be published with UNBOUND - who are fantastic but involved achieving a number ...
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Sky-Watcher Quattro-10CF 250 Parabolic Dual-Speed Sky-Watcher Quattro-10CF 250 Parabolic Dual-Speed

Sky-Watcher Quattro-10CF 250 Parabolic Dual-Speed Imaging Newtonian OTA

as new still boxed £700

pick up only Edinburgh

Badder Hyperion zoom 8-24 still boxed unused £190
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