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  • in reply to: Hello #12094
    Les
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    I shall probably make the effort each evening I come along and bring a tripod. Like this one you did.

     

    in reply to: Attention all astro-geeks #12093
    Les
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    Les, mate unfortunately (only in terms of Astrophotography) I own a Nikon which I absolutely love on day-to-day basis so might save myself some agro and use that instead and make full use of it :)

    OK, I misread. I’d thought you said you were using a canon.

    That said, al this does is give your camera a wifi live image, so may work with anything. (If yours has inbuilt WiFi you wouldnt need it.)

     

    Its true though what Mike and Tej are saying about time and money, but the end results are certainly amazing when you get it right.

    in reply to: Android App For Polar Alignment #12085
    Les
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    Just checked my app and it only seems to be available for iPhones (I use the excellent “PolarAlign” app by George Varros). This seems to be one that a few people recommend, but I can’t vouch for it. Looks like it has all the functionality you’d need though.

     

    Thats the one I have on my iPad

    in reply to: Attention all astro-geeks #12083
    Les
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    Using one of these with the canon will give you live view and control over your camera on your iPad or laptop.

     

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00634PLTW?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00

    I’ve bought one but haven’t got round to doing it yet.

    Google link with details and youtube instructions.

     

     

    in reply to: Hello #12054
    Les
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    Cheers Mike I will take a look at the pictures later (its blocked at work.)

    Well there is good news and bad news. I’ve not got to the bottom of the email problem and now corrected it (at least for the short term.)

    Bottom line, either the host has had a database corruption (possible but unlikely) or my account with Dreamhost – which Ive had for about 10 years was compromised. All the other email addresses on my account were untouched – but my personal one, the redirection to my email address was changed to   j***@******.com – so who ever he is, has been getting my email since Saturday. (I know that to be the case – because thats when my account started storing my emails in webmail.

     

    Worryingly, some very personal details (including my fathers will with lots of addresses inside the documents) were amongst those intercepted.

     

    A reminder to be alert people!

     

     

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by Mike Meynell. Reason: Removing personal details from post
    in reply to: Hello #12051
    Les
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    Hi Mike

    Firstly great to come along last night. Planetarium was interesting. Shame no telescope use, but I will certainly be rebooking.

    Regarding my email problem. I have double and triple checked all folders and as said, nothing has been received in my google account. As you are aware, my email address is my own domain – which is redirected from my host on to gmail (my ISP doesn’t figure in the equation).

    I had a brainstorm to see if emails are saved with my host as well as being forward. Lo and behold, the 3 emails you mentioned (Sun, Mon and Tues) were all sitting there. I have no idea why its stopped forwarding my emails – but on reflection, it explains why my amazon order details havent come through either. Ive lodged a support ticket. I certainly never doubted something was sent, but did wonder if my address may have been wrong. Dunno yet if its my host or google causing the problem, but at least I know its one or the other.

    OK – that was just to update… But do have a question…

    On arriving at the observatory, it was hard not to be impressed with the view of Canary Wharf and Dome. Do you know what the ruling is on the park coming and going? ie Would it be possible to set a tripod up and take some night time photos (either as a seperate visit – or after another ROG event?)

     

    Cheers

     

    Les

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by Les.
    in reply to: Hello #12048
    Les
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Les wrote:</div>
    Ive not received any instructions for parking for tonight

    Hi Les, I’ve checked our email system, and you were definitely sent instructions by Nick Phillips on both Sunday and Monday. Could you check your spam folder, please? There will be a further communication later today…..

     

    Cheers Mike

    Ive checked using filters (for Flamsteed) and checking mails one by one (including spam folders) and I honestly cannot see anything. I’ll bring an iPad along tonight to see if we can work out where its vanished… There may be something logical (like ive selective blindness haha)….. but I’ve checked and especially 11 and 12 as suggested. Strangely, I didnt get notification of your reply to this (though others have been received prior)

    I have received forum replies – and 2 sent by yourself on the 5th (newsletters and trip to  Herstmonceux)

    I should arrive before 7 so should be fine to get in.

     

    Regards

     

    Les

    in reply to: Hello #12047
    Les
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Les wrote:</div>
    Ive not received any instructions for parking for tonight

    Hi Les, I’ve checked our email system, and you were definitely sent instructions by Nick Phillips on both Sunday and Monday. Could you check your spam folder, please? There will be a further communication later today…..

     

    Cheers Mike

    Ive checked using filters (for Flamsteed) and checking mails one by one (including spam folders) and I honestly cannot see anything. I’ll bring an iPad along tonight to see if we can work out where its vanished… There may be something logical (like ive selective blindness haha)….. but I’ve checked and especially 11 and 12 as suggested.

    I have received forum replies – and 2 sent by yourself on the 5th (newsletters and trip to  Herstmonceux)

    I should arrive before 7 so should be fine to get in.

     

    Regards

     

    Les

    in reply to: Hello #12044
    Les
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Les wrote:</div>
    You may recall me speaking to you in June about joining

    Yes, I remember our email conversation. Glad that you’ve now decided to join. We’ve got your booking for the Great Equatorial Viewing event. I will be in attendance on 13 October, so look forward to meeting you then.

     

    Hi Mike

     

    Ive not received any instructions for parking for tonight….. (Though I have for the a lecture that took place last night and wasnt attending…. not sure if that was intentional.) I read there are “special instructions” for access.

    Anyway… not knowing my way around Greenwich, if you could just clarify.

    The email for the lecture mentions access via Romney road. Looking on google maps (street view), I can see Romney Road, but not sure where the entrance would be. (The only turning I saw was no entry!)

     

    Cheers

     

    Les

    in reply to: More images of the Sun #11976
    Les
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    This is my first ever Sun image. . . Taken with approx 30 seconds of neximage cam stacked using a coronado at a camp I went to about 3 years ago

     

    My First Sun image

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by Les.
    • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by Les.
    in reply to: Attention all astro-geeks #11965
    Les
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    Please note that we’ve brought forward the date of the next Blackheath event by 24 hours. It will now take place TOMORROW evening (Friday 9 October). All other details remain the same. http://flamsteed.info/event/blackheath-observing-friday-9-october/

    I’m going to attempt to come along also. Ive looked on Google maps. Is parking available in that car park in Talbot Place? (Its locked in the image – but apart from there – or on the grass, I cant see anywhere else to park.

    in reply to: Hello #11887
    Les
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    Thanks Mike. You may recall me speaking to you in June about joining (and a family membership for the museums). My 15 year old has now gone from a budding astonomer to a computer game potato.

    That’s useful to know parking isn’t a problem. I was half thinking about using the trains.

     

    Looking forward to coming along. (I “applied” for a ticket on the day I joined, so hopefully everything is OK.)

     

    Regards

    in reply to: How not to take a photograph of the Aurora Borealis #11884
    Les
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    I’d be quite chuffed with that under the circumstances.

    My 5 day trip to Iceland 18 months ago ended with 5 cloudy nights, apart from one, which was 90% covered and stormy. We chased for gaps from Reykjavik to the airport and Blue Lagoon. Eventually found a spot that a coach tour was parked and decided to stay and take the chance. I didnt manage to get any photos, but did at least observe the auroa on 3 occasions for a couple of seconds. Maybe next time!

     

    All was not lost. Iceland is a great place to visit.

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