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  1. I really enjoyed looking through all the entries for this challenge - really shows what can be achieved with short exposures. Very well done to the winners!
  2. Firstly, apologies for the lack of notice - unfortunately I've not been very well in the past week or so including a hospital stay and now largely bed ridden. This has delayed work I wanted to do on the new forum update but as a security release was announced I had little choice but to rush and get the upgrade prepped and installed to ensure the forum is fully up to date. This upgrade has introduced lots of changes - we will look at them in turn in the next few weeks but to begin with, things should mostly be the same - the major change is instead of likes there is now reactions. The theme has been updated - it may need more tweaking but I think it's pretty close to what we had before for now. I've taken the decision to remove the 'Simple' theme for now as a tiny handful of people were using it and every theme we use is another burden of testing and upgrading every time there is a new release. Instead I had made available the 'default' simple theme for those who want black on white text. Please report anything glaringly not working or broken in the usual way - the Bugs forum: https://stargazerslounge.com/forum/50-forum-suggestions-bugs-errors-and-foibles/ I will do my best to monitor everything and pick up any issues I see. Thanks for your understanding. Grant
  3. Hello Boys (and Girls) .. I'm Back!!!!!!!!

    Welcome back Jon - great to see you posting again! Hope to see you at a star party in the future?
  4. Wednesday 26th July there is a talk at Letchworth & District Astronomy Society (LDAS) by Nik Szymanek all about astrophotography. If you've not seen Nik speak before or come across his images it's definitely worth a look at his website: http://s175657640.websitehome.co.uk/CCDLandWebSite/index.html. He is an excellent speaker so I'm very much looking forward to attending! Full details here: http://www.ldas.org.uk/event/monthly-meeting-17/
  5. Well done everyone! It's been a pleasure to judge and nice to see lots of entries
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  10. Competition due to end today - if you would like to enter, please create your topic and upload your image asap
  11. SGL 2017 SP Bookings Now Open

    Please book through FLO. There are other groups booked in before / after us so it may not be possible to stay on the same pitch before and after the dates we have available - best to drop me a PM with the extra day details and I will check with Lucksall for you.
  12. SGL 2017 SP Bookings Now Open

    Yes - still plenty of space
  13. Well done everyone - some super entries and some very worthy winners
  14. Monthly meeting and talk tonight at Letchworth District Astro Society - “13 Journeys Through Space and Time”, a talk by Colin Stuart. Starts at 7:30, details on the LDAS website: http://www.ldas.org.uk/event/monthly-meeting-15/