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by Robin Scagell
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Why do I lose posts?
Replies: 6
Views: 2542

Re: Why do I lose posts?

There is a 60,000 character limit on each post, but you would be hard pressed to reach that limit -- it is equivalent to a substantial short story. I think the timeout explanation is the best one, though I can't find a setting to change this straight away.

Robin
by Robin Scagell
Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Peter Grego
Replies: 13
Views: 4444

Re: Peter Grego

I've been asked by Tina and Jacy Grego to pass on their thanks to all those members who have posted their tributes to Peter, which they very much appreciate. She writes: Jacy and I have seen quite a number of messages posted on the SPA forum which have been of some comfort; knowing how well Peter wa...
by Robin Scagell
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60mm Waterproof Spotting Scope
Replies: 10
Views: 4631

Re: BARSKA Blackhawk 20-60×60mm Waterproof Spotting Scope

This post looks very much like a straight advert. While I have no objection to suppliers offering advice and opinions, I can't accept blatant advertising puff.

Robin Scagell
SPA
by Robin Scagell
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Contacting the Comets Director
Replies: 2
Views: 1844

Re: Contacting the Comets Director

Hi Mike,

I can't account for the wrong message, but I know that the contact form does work even though the message may be wrong. Section directors don't necessarily check the Forum, but I'll remind them that it is a good source of info about what is going on.

Best wishes

Robin Scagell
by Robin Scagell
Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Lunar eclipse videos wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 1384

Lunar eclipse videos wanted

This was circulated by the RAS but applies to SPA members as well... LUNAR ECLIPSE media request! We are looking for UK astronomers, amateur and professional, to be involved with our Channel 4 documentary. I'm from a production company called RAW and we are making a 90 minute film about the best wea...
by Robin Scagell
Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: SPA News Bulletins
Topic: Electronic News Bulletin No. 405 2015 August 16
Replies: 0
Views: 9828

Electronic News Bulletin No. 405 2015 August 16

The SOCIETY for POPULAR ASTRONOMY Electronic News Bulletin No. 405 2015 August 16 Here is the latest round-up of news from the Society for Popular Astronomy. The SPA is arguably Britain's liveliest astronomical society, with members all over the world. We accept subscription payments online at our s...
by Robin Scagell
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: SPA News Bulletins
Topic: Electronic News Bulletin No. 404 2015 August 2
Replies: 0
Views: 9589

Electronic News Bulletin No. 404 2015 August 2

The SOCIETY for POPULAR ASTRONOMY Electronic News Bulletin No. 404 2015 August 2 Here is the latest round-up of news from the Society for Popular Astronomy. The SPA is arguably Britain's liveliest astronomical society, with members all over the world. We accept subscription payments online at our se...
by Robin Scagell
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: SPA News Bulletins
Topic: Electronic News Bulletin No. 403 2015 July 19
Replies: 0
Views: 9563

Electronic News Bulletin No. 403 2015 July 19

The SOCIETY for POPULAR ASTRONOMY Electronic News Bulletin No. 403 2015 July 19 Here is the latest round-up of news from the Society for Popular Astronomy. The SPA is arguably Britain's liveliest astronomical society, with members all over the world. We accept subscription payments online at our sec...
by Robin Scagell
Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: SPA News Bulletins
Topic: Electronic News Bulletin No. 402 2015 July 5
Replies: 0
Views: 9543

Electronic News Bulletin No. 402 2015 July 5

The SOCIETY for POPULAR ASTRONOMY Electronic News Bulletin No. 402 2015 July 5 Here is the latest round-up of news from the Society for Popular Astronomy. The SPA is arguably Britain's liveliest astronomical society, with members all over the world. We accept subscription payments online at our secu...
by Robin Scagell
Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: SPA News Bulletins
Topic: Electronic News Bulletin No. 401 2015 June 21
Replies: 0
Views: 9543

Electronic News Bulletin No. 401 2015 June 21

The SOCIETY for POPULAR ASTRONOMY Electronic News Bulletin No. 401 2015 June 21 Here is the latest round-up of news from the Society for Popular Astronomy. The SPA is arguably Britain's liveliest astronomical society, with members all over the world. We accept subscription payments online at our sec...
by Robin Scagell
Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Glow Worms and Planets
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Re: Glow Worms and Planets

There is a UK Glow Worm Survey, which collects data on glow-worm numbers so as to try to quantify the change in numbers and work out reasons for it. Anyone seeing glow worms in the UK is urged to fill in the reporting form at http://www.glowworms.org.uk/newform.php . I have already notified the surv...
by Robin Scagell
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Altair Astro problems
Replies: 0
Views: 959

Altair Astro problems

On 21 May I ordered a couple of items from Altair Astro and on 26 May I received an email to say that the order had been completed. My credit card was charged for the amount on 21 May, the day I placed the order. But to date nothing has been received, and they have not replied to an email on 2 June ...
by Robin Scagell
Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: jupiter htc cam phone
Replies: 1
Views: 1123

Re: jupiter htc cam phone

Just shows what can be done!

Now all you need to do is to take a couple of hundred more within a few minutes, stack them, remove the false colour....

Robin
by Robin Scagell
Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Lovejoy C/2014Q2 New Year Comet
Replies: 179
Views: 23878

Re: Comet Lovejoy C/2014Q2 New Year Comet

A great effort, spoilt by inattention to detail.
Sage advice, as always, Stella. I will make a note of the time in future.

April already, is it? How time flies....

Robin
by Robin Scagell
Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Comet Lovejoy C/2014Q2 New Year Comet
Replies: 179
Views: 23878

Re: Comet Lovejoy C/2014Q2 New Year Comet

It's great to see how long this comet has lasted! On the evening of 6 April [corrected] I attempted a magnitude estimate -- not something I often do -- using a variety of binoculars. I defocused the binoculars so that the stars had the same appearance as the comet. In my Canon 10 x 30 image-stablise...