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Evan's mum needs telescope advice!!

Hi there. I hope I'm writing this in the right part of the forum but I'm looking for some help and guidance. My 5 year old has a obsession with planets and for Christmas this year has asked for a telescope to go with his planetarium. I'm willing to pay up to £200 but after reading review after review I'm struggling with which is the best. My boy has slight autism and is highly dedicated ...
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Black Hole In Action

Hi gang,

Take a look at this truly amazing image of the galaxy known as Hercules A. The image is a composite from a number of telescopes and shows what intricate can be shown by creating images in this way. The image shows a supermassive black hole and it's influences on the surrounding materials. Please take a look here

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Over your shoulder!!

Hi Gang,

This is just one of those images that make you realise just why we need to keep the exploration of the solar system going. This image from CASSINI shows two of Saturn's moon Dione and Enceladus. The moons are composed of the same materials (almost!) and should look the same in the sky. You can see in the image that Dione is considerably darker. Find out why here

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New Clue In Galaxy Formation

Hi Gang,

The Vista Telescope has shown for the first time, that monster galaxies existed when the universe was in it's infancy. This gives astronomers a way of studying the morphology of galaxies and how they formed in the early universe. To see the images and read the science go here

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Inner Planet Reprocessing

With the awful weather this month, I have finished my round of reprocessing of Mercury. I have done the close passage of June 2005 and started on Venus:

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Wanted: 300mm f6 reflector on goto eq6

Hi all,

I am after a 300mm f6 reflector on a goto EQ6 mount - ideally second hand?

Does anybody have any pointers in the right direction on where one could be obtained from?

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SUN 12/11/2015

Hi All. Not many descent spots just a few small ones.

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Should I continue?

Hi Gang,

I understand that not everyone wants to post on this website but I would like to know whether it is worth my while posting these links. Should I continue or stop? Please let me know, a simple yes stop, or no continue will suffice!

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The beauty of the Blue Marble!

Hi gang,

Most of us have taken photographs at some point or other of the landscape whilst we are on holiday or at home. Some are pretty amazing images! I like to look at the images on this website here On here there are some breath-taking images of the planet taken from space. The are a number of WOW images here folks, so if you have a few spare minutes take the time to ...
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Another ROSETTA surprise!

Hi gang,

Space probes just keep on throwing up more and more surprises! This one is from ROSETTA, following comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The probe has found an abundance of molecular oxygen in the comet. This is strange because oxygen is highly reactive and should have quickly dissipated and certainly should not have been detected in such large quantities. To read the full science brief go here

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