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Back Garden Observatories.

Hello Everyone,

I have lost the June 2014 issue of the Sky at Night Magazine, I am thinking of installing a permanent pier to allow me to set up quickly and easily, I am in need of ideas to allow me to do this, I am hoping someone on the Forum can point me toward my goal.

The June issue had back garden observatories but I cannot remember if they had piers in the mag, ...
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Hi All. At least now I have got going it is stopping clear in Coventry.

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Hi All. At last I have got my scopes set up after house move, every thing seems OK, can get back to doing hickson catalog.
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How do I adjust the sky chart for outside the UK? How do I adjust the sky chart for outside the UK?

I have recently taken an interest in astronomy and just got my first telescope. I now want to be able to use the information in the Sky at Night magazine to find objects but I live in Corfu.
Do I just need to apply the 2-hour time difference in order to use the viewing guide? And also will the monthly sky chart still be appropriate?

SUN 18/4/15

Hi All. Some good spots and a good few small ones.

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MEADE LX10 8inch Schmitt Cassegrain and AE John Dolby Pier

Meade LX10 8 Inch mirror telescope plus Astro Engineering portable pier mount for sale.

I have now decided to sell my MEADE LX 10 8 inch Schmitt Cassegrain with its John Dolby Astro Engineering Portable Pier mount and hand controller (this is NOT a goto telescope).Yes, it will come with a flexible dew shield AND an Astro Engineering pier mount by John Dolby. The scope will include a 6 x 30 finder and the 6 ...
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Hi to all

hello every one ,

I am Ashis from Bangalore , India .
Just got curious to Planet / Star gazing + Astro-photography .

Thanks for accepting my membership request and hope to learn lot in coming days from the Forum .

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Hi All. At least there are some spots seeing good.

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New to the subject New to the subject

I have just purchased my first telescope after having an interest in astronomy for some time . I have a skywatcher Diameter: 130mm -Focal Length: 650mm -F/ratio: f/5 . It comes with 2 eye pieces a 25mm wide angle and a 10mm . I have read about the Barlow lens which I gather attaches to the eye piece . What eye pieces or Barlow lenses should I purchase if any
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New Telescope for Beginner


I am a beginner although do have some experience with astronomy from using a department store refractor back in my school days. I would like to get back into astronomy but I'm on a tight budget (about €100) to begin with. I am trying to choose between these two telescopes:

Skywatcher Heritage 100p
Skywatcher Evostar 90/900 EQ2

I was originally looking to buy the Heritage 100p, but then I met someone in the area ...
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