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August Report and Video

I did the normal solar and lunar stuff but also a few deep sky and constellation shots. Most of my recent constellation shots are with an ancient DSLR at 18mm focal length. I've recently started trying to shoot at 70mm at ISO 3200 with 4 seconds exposure. Apart from being difficult to aim accurately, the initial results seem encouraging.

I was especially pleased with my "snap" of M34.

Here's the video: ...
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Vixen GPD2 goto upgrades

Hello all

I have a 200mm x 1000mm Newt and a Vixen GPD2 mount, what Goto upgrades are available for the vixen mount.

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Hello from Pittsburgh!

Returing to astronomy after being away for, ahem, a few years, with a recently purchased a Celestron 114EQ Powerseeker. The weatherman rewarded my purchase with a 10-days-of-rain forcast! Thanks!
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Monopod for a tall person


I am going to get a monopod for my partner to go with his binoculars and as hes 6 foot 4 inches , do I have to take that into consideration ?

if so does anyone have any recommendations

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which one of the two or is there better again ?

HI everyone

I am getting my partner a means of stargazing for his christmas and have been hoovering up all sorts of information to help me decide. Then I came across this site :)

Hes a newbie to stargazing so its complete beginner media I need ( he wears glasses)

I have a budget of £150 , and have read up on telescope v binoculars and not ...
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At 23:05 on Sunday, 27th July, 2014; I observed a UFO.
The sighting was made from the village of Keinton Mandeville, 6 miles south of Glastonbury.
The entity was of a bright green/white appearance. Much larger than any other shooting star that I have witnessed before.
It had a large head & long tail.
It appeared in the NE sky, elevation 45 degrees.
It dissipated in the NE sky, elevation 10 degree.
Duration of sighting, ...
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I'm building an Observatory. You can see what I've done so far by looking on my website. Only problem is I'm not allowed to post the link.

If you can offer advice PM me and I'll return the link

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Hello all

My name is Norman Verona.

We live in France, on the border of the Loire Valley and Brittany. WE have a small farm with 2 gites.

We've recently bought a Celestron CPC 800 and are waiting for a clear night to set it up and try it. As usual we had some fabulous clear skies before the kit arrived and 100% cloud cover since.

I'll be asking lots of questions about what to do next. ...
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Hi Folks

Apologies, this has probably been asked a 1000 times. I am new to astronomy and am looking for some experienced advice on which camera and telescope to buy. I would like to be able in time to take photo's of planets, deep space and galaxies. I live rurally at least 10 minutes from any city so have no street lights, light pollution and a quiet back garden, so hopefully ideal. Firstly I need ...
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Hello Everyone

Hi folks

I am Derek, from Dundee, Scotland. New to all of this and influenced by the stargazing live programs broadcast in January. As a beginner I hope to be able to come here for help and advice, the first of which I am about to post regarding equipment. Just wanted to say Hi first and thanks for having me.
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