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New to all this....

Hi everyone - this is my first post and at the age of 26 I'm totally new to astronomy.....shame on me.
About a month ago I bought an 8" Newtonian reflector off ebay but was massively disappointed with the optics and general quality of the scope.....in fact the smaller mirror fell out and landed on the primary mirror the other day. Should have known better really.
Anyway, I've decided to get a decent scope from ...
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Saturn hides star

BBC Focus magazine mentions Saturn occulting a 8th magnitude star on the evening of January 25th.I've not seen mention of this anywhere else.I checked with Starry Night Backyard and it appears that the star HIP42705 dissapears behind the rings at approx 18:50 and reappears again on southern part of the globe at about 21:00.
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supernova

John,
Thanks for the answer. I've checked it on NASA ISS web site and it confirms what you thought.
Just off outside now to try and see some Quadrantids!
Thanks again.
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Astrophotography

can anyone recommend a good book on Astrophotography.
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supernova

Did anyone else see the planet like light gradually increasing in brightness then fading away to nothing this evening? It lasted about 30 seconds. It was to the lower south west of Mars at about 18.15 this evening.
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Home Made Observatory

In the near future I plan to build my own observatory; having looked at various designs on the web, namely:- Roll off, traditional dome, tarpaulin(!) et al, is there anybody located in the South West, (Cornwall / W. Devon) who would be willing to let me have a look at there own facility for first hand inspiration. Also, as I wish to progress to imaging, any advice on this subject would also be greatly appreciated. ...
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Duration of a telescope?

I have a curiosity, for how long do you keep using a telescope before you decide to buy a new one? (for example 3/5/10 years?)
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MOVED: book needed.....

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MOVED: Buying my first light filter. HELP !!!

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MOVED: BUYING SECONDHAND SCOPES

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