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The place for help choosing astronomy equipment and accessories. The SGL community would be happy to help you find the best choices for your budget.

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A place to post all your images obtained via unusual means e.g. PDAs or mobile phones. This section now includes images taken using remote set-up's.

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Have a favorite image for the year? these threads show the images that other member have been really pleased with in previous years.

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