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About derekm

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  1. Well this has all died a death. The problem is with Google, but they don't answer my emails and have simply refunded the cost of the program (which still works, less the extended database and images of objects.) Google's after sales service is a sorry affair. It's a pity the app can't be bought elsewhere.
  2. Don't see how to edit. "Possibly I could try that but it would require a new release to try it out." This refers to my suggestion to SS to send me a copy of the app that does not need a licence code, my download having already been paid for.
  3. I don't think the compass or lack of is the issue. I don't have a compass and the app runs fine without the licence, except that it will not download or install extra information, including images of deep sky objects. Southern Skies are helping. They asked me for a logfile from the tablet (and explained how to get it!) and this is their reply:- " The problem is shown in the following two lines: I/LicenseChecker( 1067): Binding to licensing service. E/LicenseChecker( 1067): Could not bind to service. This is generated by Google's code, not ours. It shows the licensing code is trying to contac
  4. Thanks for the reply Steve. At least it shows that I'm not the only one. I'm still trying to bang heads together (Google and Southern Skies), but making no headway yet. Each one blames the other. It's a pity as it's about the best astronomy program I've come across, at least for the tablet. If I tap the tablet screen at the side the licence window, the app opens and can be used, but not all the data is available. With tablets becoming cheaper and much more popular, you would think they would be trying to sort out the bug. I use Redshift on the PC, but although it seems to hold more informatio
  5. Well, apart from a routine defrag, registry cleanup and runs of Malwarebytes and Spybot (1 Trojan found), Stellarium now runs without flicker in both window and full screen. Hope it stays that way, because it's an incredible little program and so easy to use.
  6. OK, found the "No opengl2" but the program is still flickering. It was worth a try though!
  7. I bought a generic Android tablet a few weeks ago (Android 4.0 ICS) and it's a revelation, but I'm having a problem with one particular App. It's Sky Safari and I have the same problem with both Standard & Plus versions. I pay for the app and eventually it shows as purchased on Google Playstore. I download the app, apparently correctly, but when I open it, after a correct title screen, the main screen comes on with a window saying "Cannot verify licence code". Both Google and the developer (Southern Skies) are supposedly trying to sort it, but has anyone here any ideas please. I'm a total
  8. I'm running XP. The start button gives me access to Control Panel, which in turn has a Taskbar & Start Menu button, but I can't find any mention of OpenGL2 anywhere in there. Will "Clear list" (of startup programs) do the job?
  9. This sounds like it may be the solution, but how do I get to this start menu for the No OpenGL2 please?
  10. Thanks for the feedback so far guys. Re. the graphics, I think there's no separate graphics card, but that the graphics are part of the motherboard, but I wouldn't know where to start finding out! The machine is a generic from E-Buyer and this is the only glitch I've ever had.
  11. A couple of years back I installed Stellarium on a recommendation, but each time I opened it, the image on the screen flickered. After a few tries, I uninstalled. Last night, saw it in action at our society star party so tried again this morning. It flickered, but after three or four openings the flickering stopped. The program appears to run completely and perfectly, except that when the function menus are slid out, it is only they that flicker faintly. It is Stellarium Win 32 and I'm on XP. Any ideas to get rid of this flicker please?
  12. Does Stellarium for Android give Alt & Az for objects pointed to on the screen? If not, is there a planetarium app that does? I've used Astro Helper on PC for planning observing, but with a small tablet ordered, it would be more convenient on the hoof.
  13. Have a read of the "design" section on here:- http://www.oldham-optical.co.uk/ It may help to clarify things and there's a spreadsheet to play with different possibilities.
  14. No wonder UK prices are so high for everything. As soon as anyone comments on price being too high, the "You get what you pay for" brigade are out in force saying everything's fine! How about a 10" RC, admittedly tube only, for £1650? GSO 10' F/8 Ritchey-Chretien - 203/1624mm RC - Quarz Mirror Can't be any good can it? Would be OK for £4000 though? I knew someone woud one day break the price mould for RCs.
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