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  1. Mars at Opposition, best placed for viewing ie at its largest apparent diameter of 24.3 arc seconds, visual magnitude -2.8 and a distance of 57.8 million km. It transits at 1.15am but at a height of only 13.2 degrees above the horizon from London. Best bet is to get on a plane and head South! View the calendar event
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    APM 16x70 ED (review of sorts)

    Gentlemen. This is SGL. Spats allowed on other forums are not permitted here. Please play nicely
  3. Wow this was a tough one, I know we say that every month but this one had the most variety of voting choices yet. Thanks everyone who took part and well done to the winners! Stofler and Maurolycus By astroavani Plato By MilwaukeeLion Lacus Mortis By Nick Smith
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    widescreen center website issue?

    The two threads discussing WSC's website are now merged into one. HTH
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    JTW Astronomy - rival to MESU?

    You asked us to remove Merlin66' post. We complied (only because he discussed a dispute he is/was having with you over a joint business venture) so are surprised at your post today. We are not going to referee disputes between manufacturer's, suppliers and SGL members. This thread is locked!
  6. Congratulations to everybody that entered this challenge, the winners are: Collinder 399 By Allinthehead m46 By alacant The Jewel Box open star cluster ( ngc 4755 ) in Crux By MikeODay Well done all three! Stunning entries Don't forget for our latest challenge the format has changed, please see the details here: Clear Skies!
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    JTW Astronomy - rival to MESU?

    Mark Woodward at JTW Astronomy has contacted us saying he considers some of the posts from members in this thread "defamatory", "unfair" and "unacceptable". He has insisted the posts be removed. We don't normally allow companies to tell us what should or should not be posted at SGL but in this instance we have removed the posts. Customers of JTW are welcome to discuss their experiences (within reason) but SGL is not a suitable platform for someone to discuss a dispute they might have with JTW over a joint business venture.
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    Beware SkyTee 2 Mount

    We have discovered 'edgehduser' is a previously banned member (banned more than once) so he has been banned yet again! Normally in situations like this we remove the thread but there is some useful discussion in this one so we will simply lock it. If you wish to continue the discussion on Alt-Az mounts please begin a separate thread. Apologies for the disruption.
  9. A little lower than the April event but still should be a good one. Starting at 6.42pm at around 40 degrees altitude, finishing at 11.03pm at around 20 degrees. View the calendar event
  10. Monthly meeting of the South Essex Astronomy Group. Informal and friendly. All welcome! No need to be a member - £3.50, per person, towards the cost of hall hall hire. Contact: Emil Bye on essexastro@gmail.com Website: www.seag.btck.co.uk View the calendar event
  11. There are some changes to the Imaging Challenge this month, we have adjusted the prizes as we don't want people to take these challenge too seriously, they are a bit of fun after all We are also trying a new way to keep track of entries using a gallery instead - details below... -------------------------------------------------- The theme for the fifteenth challenge - June 2018 - is The Milky Way! Start Date: 1st June 2018 End Date: 31st August 2018 Rules: The theme this time is The Milky Way. We are looking for images, videos or animations that capture the Milky Way and we will be particularly looking out for unusual compositions or interesting presentations Prize: A personalised mug for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places featuring your image kindly provided by our sponsors FLO and a virtual trophy for your signature. -- RULES All data must be captured and processed by you (no collaborative entries). Data must be captured during the challenge start & end dates. Multiple entries are allowed but please start a new topic for each entry. Multiple submissions of the same image, processed differently, will not be accepted. -- To enter please add your image to the Imaging Challenge #15 Gallery (each challenge will have it’s own). Please post as much information as possible - when it was taken, how it was captured and processed, etc. The info won't necessarily be used for judging but will help fellow SGLers looking to learn and improve their knowledge and technique.
  12. Planetarium Show: Our Sun Event time: 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm Location: Elan Valley Visitor Centre Join Martin Nelmes and his team from the University of Aberystwyth and be taken on an exciting planetarium journey of our nearest star, the Sun. You will have the opportunity to observe the Sun through their specialised solar telescopes. Four FREE Shows at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm. Places are limited so please book in advance by calling 01597 810880. View the calendar event
  13. It's there, but you won't be able to see it, Moon below the horizon. View the calendar event
  14. Some superb entries as always - very enjoyable challenge to judge! One thing we've noticed, often if people submit multiple entries, different judges will prefer different ones so you can actually undermine your own votes by having to many equally good entries! Winners this time: M106 By alan4908 Near, Far Away(?) By coatesg M101 By Shibby
  15. The theme for the fourteenth challenge - May 2018 - is Planets! Start Date: 1st May 2018 End Date: 31st July 2018 Rules: The theme this time is planets - Jupiter is in opposition in May, Saturn is looking good for June and Mars is a potential target for July! Have fun Prize: £100 of FLO gift vouchers to buy some goodies with! Kindly provided by our sponsors FLO and a virtual trophy for your signature. -- RULES All data must be captured and processed by you (no collaborative entries). Data must be captured during the challenge start & end dates. Multiple entries are allowed but please start a new topic for each entry. Multiple submissions of the same image, processed differently, will not be accepted. -- To enter please start a new topic with your image in the ‘Imaging Challenge #14 forum (each challenge will have it’s own). Please post as much information as possible - when it was taken, how it was captured and processed, etc. The info won't necessarily be used for judging but will help fellow SGLers looking to learn and improve their knowledge and technique.
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