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Canon 450D Astro DSLR

Canon 450D camera, enabled for H Alpha light. £150 ono.
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LVI Smartguider 2 standalone (no laptop needed) guider, as new. New cost £500+, looking for ~£150. Offers considered. (Bought originally from Baader)
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Goodevening to one and all

Ian here , interested in all aspects of astronomy no telescope as yet but hoping to get one in the near future as I would like to try astrophotography .I live on the west coast of Scotland near Glasgow , I am retired so I finally have the time to get into astronomy , really interested in dark energy, matter and dark flow , feels like we are at the edge of making some discoveries ...
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Best star atlas for a beginner ?

My wife has just bought me my first reflector telescope with an EQ5 mount having expressed an interest in astronomy for years but never got round to doing anything ! Now I want to get my first start atlas. Can any of you advise what's the best one for a beginner please ?
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Newbie needs help


I am a newbie and am looking for some help. I would like to buy binoculars with a digital camera that would be suitable for astronomy. Can anyone recommend any that are hopefully not too expensive, thanks, Paul
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Suitable Telescope For My Camera

I have a Fujifilm X-T1 camera which I think is the bees knees.
I now want a suitable telescope to explore the sky and take photographs of images in the sky, I think the moon would be a good starting point.
I am a complete novice and I have a budget of £300/£400 to spend on a telescope, automatic tracking device, adapters and accessories. I need something that would be battery operated and not mains ...
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Hello from South Wales

Hello from South Wales.
My name is Alun and I am a new member who has been interested in astronomy since childhood.
My main interest is photography and I would like to combine both astronomy and photography.
I am sure I will learn from this forum and I look forward to seeking advice and receiving some guidance on the matter.
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Skellig Star Party 2015, Aug 14th-16th

In May of 2014 a group of like minded Amateur Astronomers from Clubs around Ireland got together to hold the 1st Open Star Party, It was decided that we should have it at Ireland/Europe's only Gold Tier Dark Sky Reserve. From that simple idea grew the Skellig Star Party and moving on from it's 2014 success we have decided to make this an Annual event.

There will be plenty for all to do over the ...
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HEQ5 Handset work a Meade LX 10?

Hi Guys

I need a handset for my Meade LX 10.

I was wondering whether my Standard HEQ5 Handset would work on the Meade LX 10?

I do not have a Dec motor on the LX 10 so it would need only to work for RA.

What do you think?


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Where is Cas A?

Hi this might sound silly but I want to know where the Cas A supernova remnant is within the constellation and I cant find any diagrams online that help.

Please can someone tell me or direct me to a suitable image?

Many many thanks
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