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Website revamp

Jumped the first hurdle.

The first stage of my site revamp is now complete: ... -2016.html

Please post any suggestions here. Naturally, it links to this forum.
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Rosette Nebula

The Rosette Nebula (C49) in Monoceros one that I have never seen with my binoculars, even from a fairly dark sky. However, on the 11th Jan, I was able to get 7 good 90sec images using a Canon DSLR, a 300mm lens and a UHC filter piggy backed on a goto altazimuth. I've had to resort to some extreme processing to bring out the detail, and the stars are a bit over exposed.

I'd love ...
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Non-computerised mount for Celestron

Hi all,
I have a Celestron Nexstar 127slt and I love it, but I'd like to get a non computerised mount for it, preferably alt-azimuth. It's a long story as to the reasons behind this decision and I suspect I'd be better saving up and just getting a new scope BUT that will take me many years so....... any advice much appreciated. Just looking for something reasonable that will hold the telescope. It has a ...
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The Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Lecture 2016

Keen astronomers will be tuning in to the BBC's popular Stargazing Live TV show, and we are delighted to announce that one of the presenters, Professor Chris Lintott of Oxford University, will be our guest for the annual Sir Patrick Moore Memorial Black Tie Dinner and Lecture.

Professor Lintott is of course best known as presenter on the BBC Four show The Sky at Night, first joining the show when it was hosted by Sir ...
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Having received a 'Sky at Night' magazine subscription for Christmas, I went on the web site and found the forum. I live in Lincolnshire, and observe the night's sky whenever I can.
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Astrophotography with a 60mm refractor & Canon AE-1 SLR

Hi Sky!

I have a 60mm refractor that gives me great views of Jupiter, Saturn, the moon, the sun
(with a Baader Filter) and other objects. I also own a Canon AE-1 SLR. I recently bought a T-Ring
and T-Adapter for the camera. While the Plossl 28mm eyepiece displays enough detail of planets,
when I use this eyepiece in conjunction with the T-Ring and T-Adapter, I'm not able to bring
Jupiter into focus. I must ...

Wont allow me to post

"Your post is too spamy for a new user, please remove bad words and non-English text"

Leaving the fact there are no such things as "bad words" (just like there aren't such things as 'good' words, words are inherently neutral, it's context which implies - and imparts - meaning) aside, as I struggle to make myself understood in English, I'm hardly likely to suddenly start typing in another language, am I…?!

I also don't ...
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How to see the Sun

Now updated to include information on DSLRs and additional information links: ... heSun.html
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2015 Retrospective

This is half-complete. It describes the year as a whole and each month: ... ctive.html

There are also links to the Observation and Photo blog and photo video for the month.

It is the first of my scribblings which contain information additional to my magazine articles and books.
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telescope for complete novice

My partner and I are new to Astronomy and looking to buy our first telescope. We are somewhat bewildered by the wide range (and associated terminology) of telescopes that seem to be available. Hopefully we can get some advice here to point us in the right direction.

We have a budget of £500-£1250. Our initial interest would be lunar and planetary observing, though we are interested in anything that would be visible in the night ...
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