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Another, which telescope should I buy question

Hey everyone
(Apologies for long post, skip to second paragraph for question )

Im fairly new to Astronomy, but am really fascinated by it. Every night, hoping there are no clouds, I always have a look trying to learn my way around the beautiful night sky. Anyways, the reason for this post is I have some money to buy a telescope. Ive done some searhcing but I dont really understand all the terminology and haven't ...
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Does Dark Energy Really Exist? Does Dark Energy Really Exist?

Dark energy is a hypothetical form of energy that is supposed to permeate all of space and tends to accelerate the expansion of the universe. Apparently it's only a mathematical construct to make the formulas balance and to account for the missing mass in the universe and the observations. Nobody has detected dark energy yet and the exact physics behind it remains unknown. Well I don't believe it exists as I have a better theory. ...
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Will pay £25 for copies of 3 TV episodes from CD Roms

Wanted: the following TV episodes as issued on the magazine CD Roms.
I do not need the original CD's - just copies of the files sent by a file transfer service such as WeTransfer.
I will pay £25 to whoever can help me.

Feb 2013 - issue 93: Classic Episode - African Eclipse (1973)

Dec 2012 - issue 91: Current Episode - Moore Marathon (2012)

Aug 2012 - issue 87: Classic Episode - Halley's Comet ...
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Will pay £25 for copies of 3 TV episodes from CD Roms

Wanted: the following TV episodes as issued on the magazine CD Roms.
I do not need the original CD's - just copies of the files sent by a file transfer service such as WeTransfer.
I will pay £25 to whoever can help me.

Feb 2013 - issue 93: Classic Episode - African Eclipse (1973)

Dec 2012 - issue 91: Current Episode - Moore Marathon (2012)

Aug 2012 - issue 87: Classic Episode - Halley's Comet ...
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mount maintenance

My EQ6 mount is left out in the garden (covered of course). After several years use, shouldn't I be lubricating the moving parts, and if so what when and how?
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need advice on auto trackers

hello all, after what seems like forever hunting through sites and getting snowed under with choice i thought i'd throw it out here and see what came back. Me and the lad have been talking about how much easier life would be if we had an auto tracker for our sky-watcher 130mm x 650.
so any clues,tips or suggestions on good auto trackers that wont bankrupt us both would be great also any advice on ...
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AE Polarmate instruction sheet

Hi
Would anyone have an AE Polarmate instruction sheet they could scan and send me? Goodness knows where mine has gone!
Thanks
David
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Sun's Equatorial Bulge Sun's Equatorial Bulge

Did I hear on a recent episode that the sun has virtually no equatorial bulge due to its rotation and why this is is an unsolved mystery?
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budget £2k - astrophotography for GCSE Teacher budget £2k - astrophotography for GCSE Teacher

Hello! Please help?

My speciality is NOT astronomy. I am a Near-Earth Space Scientist specialising in Solar, Space Weather and Auroral Physics. I am setting up a GCSE Astronomy & Astronomy Club at school and want to buy a telescope.

Telescope budget: £2k
-I would like GCSE pupils to photograph their observations and create colourful composite images.
-I would like KS2-KS4 pupils to get excited about what they can observe through the telescope.
Please ...
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New street lighting New street lighting

We live in Rustington, West Sussex and normally get beautiful clear skies to star gaze. Scottish & Southern Electricity, in conjunction with Arun District Council, in their wisdom have just installed new high intensity street lights. These are at least 9 feet higher than our old ones. The light given off by these completely obliterates the night sky. Wembley Stadium would be proud of them as floodlights. No consultation was made and no thought given ...
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