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Kevin C

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  1. My 8" dob sits up in the small spare bedroom that is kept fairly cool. It only takes 2 trips to get it outside (about 3-5 mins).
  2. Mine is the same - 2x on one side and some Russian looking lettering under a triangle 'thing' with an 'R' in a circle (registered copyright mark?) to the right. Got mine from FLO earlier this year and I'm very pleased with it.
  3. Having a book is all very well and good, but to all the people who use this method only, do you have a back-up copy in case of fire, flood, theft or accidentaly being eaten by the dog or thrown out with the rubbish? An electronic copy can be saved into various formats as things progress and change. Just because technology changes doesn't mean something is going to become obsolete. There is always a method of preserving data and converting to a new medium - I believe 'The Bible' is quite an old publication and that's still readable (apparently). Having said all that, the thought of having numerous volumes of old hand written sighting records to view in 50 years time is a lovely idea, just not with my handwriting!
  4. Managed to get out for about an hour last night, the first time without cloud cover in about three weeks! - It was the first time I'd used the scope since adjusting it's collimation for the first time and boy was I delighted with the results. Got some stunning, crystal clear views of Saturn through my 7mm eyepiece (it was always blury before) before some clouds rolled in around 23:30. Can't wait for the darker evenings though . . .
  5. Do you have any tracking info to see where it is, or if they have even sent it?
  6. Yay! - Signature option now appears on my menu
  7. Thanks for the heads-up Steve, have just downloaded and installed. All seems to be OK on my PC. Looks like they fixed a few bugs etc.
  8. Only 14 more posts to go before I can edit the signature I have already entered in a 'previous life'
  9. Maybe if I keep posting I'll be able to see it!
  10. No! - The option is not there - I have a menu that lists: email & password Ignore preferences Manage attachments Notification options My notifications There is no mention of signature
  11. I also can't see any option to edit signature . . .
  12. It is, but you do need the right conditions, sometimes if you keep watching it will suddenly be visible and just as quickly the conditions will change and it will disapear again! - It's a great sight seeing the division and the rings going behind and in front of the planet - A definite WOW moment. I get good views in my 12mm and 7mm Celestron X-Cel's. I tried the 7mm and 2x barlow but it was just too much magnification for the conditions.
  13. I actually had to go out shopping and speak to the wife whilst the forum was 'off-air'. Thank goodness all is back and working now! Have to agree with jonathan that the text is a bit small though . . .
  14. Just opening a jpeg and closing it (10 times) does not change it at all, no information will be lost. It's only upon saving that it gets compressed, and even then you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference after even 5 or 10 saves, as long as you use the highest quality setting. In which case I'd be shooting raw and either using 'non-destructive' editing (Lightroom or Capture One for instance) and if I still need a 'perfect' file I'd be saving as a TIF file personally (the ability to use diting layers), but a BMP would be as good (quality wise).
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