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Some Moon Pic And Saturn

Hi I managed to get a couple of shots and one of Saturn which was quite difficult as it was low in the sky.
Thanks
Andy
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Classic first question - Buying first telescope

Sorry, this is the sort of question that must generate a lot of eyerolls! Unfortunately I'm stuck and am really in need of some help.

I really really wish to buy a telescope. I have always wanted to, but have always been somewhat constrained by money. For the first time ever, I can afford to splash out, so to speak, yet find myself baffled by the vast choice and variables as regards type, apertures, focal ...
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WANTED: Celestron CPC 800 XLT

Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a reasonably priced Celestron CPC 800. If anyone is selling, or knows of any listings for one, please let me know - I'd be most grateful.

Thanks and all the best,
Enigma.
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Focusing problem on Skywatcher 150

Hi
I'm the proud newbie owner of a Skywatcher 150. At last the skies cleared and I was able to find Mars with the finder scope and the lens that came with the telescope (28mm I think). I centred it all up and quickly swapped to my other lens, a 6.3mm. I also have a double barlow which I tried to use.
But it didn't matter how many times I swapped lenses, how I moved ...
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Meade AstroFinder software

Hi,
I have been trying to find the Meade AstroFinder software but understand it is no longer available.
My telescope is an ETX-105EC and use the #497 Autostar controller, which I have successfully updated.
I haven't used the scope for around 8 years and am still a beginner, so thought the AstroFinder would be useful.
Does anyone know where I can obtain this or if there are any alternative software programmes available?
Any help will ...
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Astrophotography collaboration

I am interested in image processing, but I do not have good enough equipment to take my own images to edit. If anyone is willing to share their unprocessed images for me to edit I would be grateful :)
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North West Astronomy Festival 2016 - July 2nd - 3rd

This weekend sees the North West Astronomy Festival in Runcorn Cheshire.

The festival brings together a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion then shares it with a keen public audience. The festival prides itself on the variety of exhibitors from clubs and societies, educational groups and traders.

I'll be one of the team representing the Mid Cheshire Astronomical Group, but there'll be lots more as well.
Tickets £5 a day, with tickets to the the ...


Stacking Software

I've had a lot of fun over the past few months imaging the planets with my £2.99 webcam. It's my first foray into this sort of thing, and it's been great fun.

I'm a member of a local Astronomy Society, and we have some really superb imagers as members - producing images that could win prizes. Despite this, I still like to show off my 'newbie' images; mainly because it gives encouragement to other people ...
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Weather forecasts for astronomy

Can anyone suggest a good reliable forecasting site i can use in France please?

C Wardlaw
Read more : Weather forecasts for astronomy | Views : 703 | Replies : 4 | Forum : Ask a silly (astronomy) question


Astrofarm in France - as featured on TV

I don't know if anyone here follows the daytime programme "A New LIfe in the Sun", but the last season featured a couple who have set up an Astrofarm near Limoges in western France. As we half knew the couple anyway, we booked in for a couple of nights on our return from our recent holiday.
If you're interested in visiting a rural site with really good dark skies, we can recommend it.

In terms ...
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