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Lavolta 12V Replacement Power Supply AC Adapter Ch&hellip by Lavolta
I bought a Motorola Xoom for my son as a gift when he got through his GCSEs. within months he had stopped using it. I knew the reason only when he was packing to go to Uni. He had lost the power supply or misplaced it. From that point I spend a few pounds buy off the shelf 12V power supplies with in the hope that one of the multitude of tips they provide with these power supplies would fit the Xoom. That didn't work out on three occasions.

Then I stumbled on this. I wasn't sure at first but given the price I took a gamble. For someone who gambles very rarely, this has paid off handsomely. It works. I bought the Xoom dock with it ( available on Amazon). It also works directly, but… Read more
The Observer's Sky Atlas: With 50 Star Charts Cove&hellip by Erich Karkoschka
Wherever you may live in this world, this book will give you a place to look up in the sky. Most star gazing books are for those living in the Northern latitudes. This book doesn't suffer from that fatal flaw.

Along with Sky and Telescopes mini Sky Atlas, this is the other book I use to plan my sessions or figure out what I am seeing in the sky.

It's well organised, and it's easy to find an object within the book in multiple ways, and shows you objects by where they are in the sky. It's very useful the way it's organised and I recommend wholeheartedly and enough detail to keep most Amateur Astronomers busy and informed at the same time.
The Deep-sky Imaging Primer by Charles Bracken
The Deep-sky Imaging Primer by Charles Bracken
This is a really good book and should be read along with Getting started with Long Exposure Astrophotography - Allan Hall. If you are starting out in this field this is all you need. I would have preferred more detail in Chapter 15 - Calibration process. The author give details about Light / Dark / Flat / Bias frames that you need to capture but doesn't give an example so to some extent we are left in the dark. I haven't finished reading the book. I only got it yesterday.

I certainly recommend this though. It has a lot technical details ( enough to keep you reading, not too much to make you yawn and put the book down never to lift it up).

It has certainly given me a… Read more

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