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telescope cross thing help! telescope cross thing help!

Hi, ive recently purchased a celestron astromaster 130eq. Ive been trying to look at venus and seem to be getting a view of the cross thing thats at the front of the telescope in the middle of the image. Help? T.I.A
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Nikon D810 for astrophotography Nikon D810 for astrophotography

Hi, Has anyone used the standard Nikon D810 DSLR for astrophotography and has some example images they could share please?

Keith.
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WO Zenithstar ZS71 ED vs Altair Astro Starwave 70 ED

Hi,

I am interested in getting into Astrophotography after playing with my camera (Olympus EM-10) and a Polarie Vixen tracker. My main target so far has been Orion's Belt and nebula, I am not particularly interested in the planets just yet. I have a budget is around £400 for a scope and have identified the following ones so far:

WO Zenithstar ZS71 ED

Altair Astro Starwave 70 ED

Both scopes work out around £460 with ...
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planetariums

Does anybody know of a good planetarium for kids,granddaughter(7) is interested in space me and her can learn together.Have looked at discovery channel double globe
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The Sky at Night link in the Feb magazine

When I get to the bonus section The sky at Night show says download the show but their is no download tab visible, all the other sections shown the download tab. I've tried using mozilla and internet explorer.

Help please?
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SUN IN WHITELIGHT 8/2/2015

Hi All. A sun image and a bit of 3D sun spots. :lol: :lol:

peter
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Moon or Space wave phenomena. Moon or Space wave phenomena.

Has anybody come across a gentleman on youtube called crrow777
Since 2012 he and atleast five others have recorderd footage of a strange rippling effect which spans the whole moon. I had to sell my telescope before then and i miss it.
Why there is such speculation on what this could be, but im in aww.
This could be totally ground breaking earth shattering news.
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SOLARSPHERE ASTRONOMY FESTIVAL AUG 14-16

Solarsphere Astronomy Festival will take place on August 14-16 in Builth Wells, Wales. Dark skies for late night observing, solar observing during the day, talks from the likes of Dr Lucie Green, Professor John Zarnecki and Damian Peach, Cosmos Planetarium, The Tour of the Universe show, and in addition, live music all weekend giving you that festival feel.

Talks, music, food area, planetarium, and well stocked bar are all INDOORS. Camping is FREE, facilities are ...
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WANTED Red and Yellow 1.25" Filters

Hi Guys

I am after Red and Yellow 1.25" Filters for use when observing through my LX10 8" SCT

If anyone has either or both please pm me

thanks
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Buying my first scope - think I'm nearing a conclusion

Having picked up a very basic/cheap reflector telescope at a local charity shop near work for £20, I've suddenly made a stark realisation that this is something I could really get into. My ignorance on the subject has meant I only recently discovered I could combine by photography interests with astronomy. :oops:

So, having played around for the last couple of weeks with this rather cheap and ...
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