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  1. The theme for the second Challenge - April 2017 - is Jupiter! Start Date: 1st April 2017 End Date: 30th June 2017 Any image that fits the theme ‘Jupiter’ will be accepted. We are not looking for anything specific. It might be an artistic single frame, a ‘lucky shot’ or a highly planned, multi-night epic! The winning image will be whichever one the judges like best! Prize: A ZWO Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector (ADC) which significantly reduces the prismatic smearing (atmospheric dispersion) caused by light passing through moisture in our atmosphere, a common problem encountered when observing/imaging planets at low altitudes. 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. -- We are a little late launching this but will accept images you may have already taken of Jupiter since 1st April.
  2. A Dutch ecommerce company called 'Frank' have contacted us to say they purchased the 'Telescope Planet' domain name when the original company ceased trading. They now own the domain name and are using it to retail astronomy products. They use the same domain name but are a different company, based in the Netherlands.
  3. A Dutch ecommerce company called 'Frank' have contacted us to say they purchased the 'Telescope Planet' domain name when the original company ceased trading. They now own the domain name and are using it to retail astronomy products. They use the same domain name but are a different company, based in the Netherlands.
  4. Please use this area to discuss the competitions and challenges. The specific forums should only be used for the entries to keep things ordered and easier to judge Thanks, Admin
  5. The SGL POTM (picture of the month) is back and to make it as inclusive, social and as fun as possible we have made some changes This new POM will be based on a series of monthly ‘Astro Challenges’. Most will last three months so people will have plenty of time to enter (go away clouds!) but others might be shorter and tied to specific events (i.e. eclipses, meteor showers, etc). They will also over-lap so one will start while another (different challenge) finishes each month. To enter please start a new topic with your image in the ‘Astro Challenge’ 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. A team of mods, admin plus occasional guests will judge the entries. Only the first post containing the submitted image will be considered (not the discussions, feedback or number of likes generated in the topic). The winner of each challenge will receive a prize and a virtual medal-of-honour for their SGL signature. We will also compile and keep a showcase of all the challenges and winners. -- The theme for the first Challenge - March 2017 - is Satellite(s)! Start Date: 1st March 2017 End Date: 31st May 2017 Any image that fits the theme ‘Satellite(s)’ will be accepted. We will use NASAs definition of a Satellite but are not looking for anything specific. It might be an artistic single frame, a ‘lucky shot’ or a highly planned, multi-night epic! The winning image will be whichever one the judges like best! Prize: A copy of the superb Interstellarum Deep Sky Atlas Desk Edition 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. -- This is a new format so we may need to tweak it as we go - we look forward to your feedback
  6. Then please don't hijack his thread to discuss alternatives.
  7. @Ben the Ignorant, @Louis D, I think the OP is politely hinting he isn't looking for buying advice. He has already chosen and purchased an eyepiece and is sharing his experience with it
  8. You are mistaken, you have not submitted another review for Tring Astro. Prior to this you posted only one other review (it was for Telescope Service) 30th July 2015.
  9. Yes indeed... Knighty2112 is pleased with the outcome and has posted Nick's advertorial so we think now is a good time to close the thread.
  10. @oobydooby Rather than have multiple threads we have merged yours with JamesF's.
  11. We disagree A discussion on the pros and cons of GOTO v non-GOTO is welcome.
  12. Ken82, you have received a number of positive suggestions in this thread but you don't appear to have acknowledged them. You seem more interested in bashing Celestron than achieving the best results from your mount and we do not allow vendor bashing at SGL.
  13. Olly is right and the majority of contributors to Sky at Night and Astronomy Now magazines are members at SGL so please keep the critique courteous
  14. I have just sold my first item on Astro classifieds - a ZWO ASI120 MM-S https://stargazerslounge.com/topic/267142-zwo-asi-120mm-s/#comment-2924985

    Your sticky asks me to close the thread once the sal is completed, but it is not clear how I do that.  Can you point me in the right direction?

    Thank you.

    Steve

    1. Grant

      Grant

      I've moved it for you to the completed area :) Alternatively, you can just reply to anything that's sold saying it's sold and one of the mod team will notice and move it.

    2. gnomus

      gnomus

      OK.  I had already marked it as sold so if that is what is required that is what I will do in future.

      Thanks

      Steve

  15. Hi Admin,

    I'm unable to edit or delete a posting I made in the for sale classifieds section, please can you help?

    Thanks, Steve

     

    1. Dinsdale Piranha

      Dinsdale Piranha

      Unlikely admin will read a status update.

      You'll not be able to Delete a post on SGL, only admin and mods can do that. But usually you an edit posts, maybe something specific in the permissions for the buy/sell section.

      Suggest you post a query in the bugs/suggestions board, that'll get seen really quick by the mod and admin team. :)

    2. WebSentinel

      WebSentinel

      Thanks, I posted here because Admin didn't reply to my private message.  I'll try bugs/suggestions board as you.... erm, suggest! 😜

    3. Dinsdale Piranha

      Dinsdale Piranha

      Don't forget that the admin team (Steve and grant) generally log in as themselves, and only login as Admin when they have to. So they may not have seen it yet.

      The bugs section will get their attention pretty quick :)

      Cheers