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Fireball last night

I saw a very bright mag -6 fireball last night at 2137 GMT from Wiltshire. Anyone else see it?
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Successor to ESO 60Da?

In the July 2012 edition S at N the Canon ESO 60Da was rate close to the perfect DSLR camera for astrophotography. Is this still the case or is there a successor?
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which binos would you go for?

I'm just starting out - which of these binos would you recommend? It's for handheld use, novice just starting out. Happy to spend £100-250.

old pair of Zeiss Jena 10x50; Zeiss BGAT 10x40; Helios Naturel Sport Plus 10x50; Celstron Skymaster 12x60 (or15x70 - heavy i know); Nikon 10x42 Aculon A211; Olympus DPS-1 10x50; Barr & Stroud Sahara 10x50
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WIN A TELESCOPE at Peak Star Party 2014, Oct 17 - 20

WIN A BRAND NEW TELESCOPE!!!

The (probably!) final programme for PSP2014 has now been announced, including the chance to win a Skywatcher Heritage 76 Mini Dob, kindly donated by UKAI, in our Bottle Rocket competition!!! Lots of practical aspects as well as the usual talks, with a series of sessions through the day.

Headline talks on terrestrial and space weather from John Cotterill of the Met Office and Dr Alan Wood of Nottingham Trent University, ...


Help with Celestron go to

Hello.
I wonder if any one can help me with this problem. I have a Celestron 8" edge on a AVX mount. I am starting this up for the first time out of the box and the hand set is giving me the reading "Error code 17". I stopped when I got the message. Can any one help?
Thanks

Dave
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Peak Star Party 2014 - 17 to 20 October

2014 is the fourth year of the "all new" Peak Star Party, near Buxton in the heart of the Peak District and easily accessible from most of the country. Running from 17 - 20 October, we have a host of talks, workshops, activities for children and, weather permitting, great dark skies.

Pitches are booking fast and we have sold out of pitches with electric hookups but we offer free power pack recharging throughout the weekend ...
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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.

Cheers
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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

HI

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

thanks
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