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Hi All. did this last night reasonably clear, but focus is way off.

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John Dobson video

Hi all,

I'm sure many of you will have seen it but I recommend searching out 'Telescope Building with John Dobson' video on YouTube. I learnt more about how my scope is put together (and how I could try making my own one day!) from this video than anything else I've seen or read.

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May Video

Mostly Sun and Moon, accompanied by songs by Andy Williams:
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SUN 3/6/2015

Hi All. Just got this between clouds.

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Skywatcher Explorer 130mm on a GOTO mount?

Hi all,

New here, hello to anyone reading this! I have a Skywatcher Explorer 130mm and want to fit it to a go-to mount, after a couple of years with books and binoculars I know what I want to look for but I really find my EQ mount hard work. Does anyone know if I'll be able to fit my scope (which uses tube rings to attach to my EQ mount) to the SynScan AZ ...
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May Report

Mostly Sun and Moon, as one might expect this time of year but one or two other gems to cherish: ... -2015.html
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Hi All. Got this last night but moon was out.

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11th July Search For Life in oceans of Europa & Enceladus

It's on 11th July in St Hugh's college Oxford. From 9 am to 6 pm.

Join NASA, ESA & other top researchers from around the world, at this one day conference. Discussion will be on the investigation, strategies and challenges ahead, for the exploration of the oceans of the moons, Europa and Enceladus.

For anyone interested in missions to find out if life exists off this planet, and whether or not we share the same ...


Can my meade ds2090 be connected through my pc to stellarium
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Newbie at 70yo!

Due to increasing infirmity I can no longer go fishing and photographing wildlife like a 40yo. I'm seriously looking to make astronomy, a lifelong interest, my new hobby. Advice seems to be towards buying a reflector scope, but what size of scope should I buy to observe the planets and close nebula? :?:
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