Paul Leyland

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  • in reply to: Ron Arbour #609685
    Paul Leyland
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    in reply to: Moon solves Hubble tension #609563
    Paul Leyland
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    Daryl wrote in https://britastro.org/forums/topic/moon-solves-hubble-tension#post-609557

    Do we have the embryo of a new BAA section the Jaffa Section as clearly there is a lot of research to be done especially with the variation of recipe’s around

    The Oxford University Astronomical Society conducted a great deal of research into the physics of the Jaffa Cake back in the 70’s and early 80’s. I can still remember some of the results and perhaps there are other ex-OUAS members of that era who are now BAA members.

    I seem to remember that the symmetry of the ground state ensemble was something like quintuplet-N-27/2 with at least four excited states known. The Jaffa Cake is not a fundamental particle in that it has substructure composed of chocons, jamons and cakons, the last of which decay into crumbons.

    It is a great pity that this topic came up too late for Heather Couper to contribute. I am certain that she partook in that research.

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    in reply to: Ron Arbour #609535
    Paul Leyland
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    i never met Ron, as far as I recall, but he did prompt me to submit my image of the globular clusters around M81 as a candidate for a picture of the week. The submission was successful. Thanks Ron!

    in reply to: Moon solves Hubble tension #609432
    Paul Leyland
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    One of several such papers uploaded today.

    in reply to: New website feedback #609270
    Paul Leyland
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    https://britastro.org/observations/observation.php?id=20181111_015500_44cd9ab1092010e3 contains a reference to https://britastro.org/node/19348 (this is just a specific example of no importance otherwise), which link is now broken. I can easily fix isolated examples in my own pages but perhaps they may be corrected globally with a script? AFAICT, and assuming the old pages are still available in an archive somewhere, a relatively straightforward pattern matching exercise should match old with new URLs.

    Priority: MAÑANA

    in reply to: Detection and observation of Earth impactor 2022 EB5 #609017
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    That lead to a fascinating, but rather bizarre, exchange on Twitter. It was noted that “giraffe” could be a unit of mass or of length. I proposed that the “slug” be used as that is a standard of unit of mass. Things got rather silly after that.

    in reply to: New website feedback #608597
    Paul Leyland
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    https://britastro.org/forums/topic/new-website-feedback/page/3#post-608593

    Ah, I thought it must be (relatively easily) possible. Thanks.

    It doesn’t look like a link under Firefox (no underlining and no colour change, so I never thought of looking there. A combination of UBD and inadequate documentation perhaps.

    Paul

    P.S. If I can be assistance please ask.

    in reply to: New website feedback #608592
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    Second Robin’s post of 1:43 pm.

    It is a real PITA not to be able to link to posts to which I am replying.

    in reply to: New website feedback #608562
    Paul Leyland
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    LazyFocus still doesn’t work despite everything I have tried. The contents of the RAR file are internally inconsistent. At least I now know where to ask for more help, so thanks again.

    in reply to: New website feedback #608556
    Paul Leyland
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    Ah, the latest RAR file is markedly different from the one of several years ago. I am now rather more hopeful and will report back.

    Thanks again.

    Moderator: might this portion of the thread be better moved elsewhere, the equipment area perhaps?

    in reply to: New website feedback #608555
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    Thanks William.

    I also can’t find teh PM link. Restoring it would be an extremely good idea IMAO.

    LazyFocus: I wil check out your suggestion but I already have LAZYFOCUS.DLL and instructions on how to modify the registry for Win 7. The directory indicated doesn’t exist under Win 10.

    Perhaps a fresh attempt might be more successful.

    in reply to: New website feedback #608500
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    “External Links”. Strongly agree with Robin on this one. I am always forgetting to right-click on external links.

    in reply to: New website feedback #608375
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    A WIBNI.

    Relatively low priority, but still…

    The current forum interface tells us how long ago the most recent post was made in each topic. Wouldn’t It Be Nice If we could click on the column heading and be able to sort either most recent first or oldest first?

    in reply to: New website feedback #608071
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    “Personally I much prefer the format used by most other forums like Cloudy Nights, Stargazers Lounge etc where all posts in a topic appear sequentially with the option to quote and link the specific post being replied to. ”

    Seconded.

    I also like threaded fora because it is easy to see which response applies to which predecessor. I quoted Robin’s text to make it clear that I anm responding to his as opposed to anyone else further upstream.

    in reply to: Back issues of BAA Handbook. #608043
    Paul Leyland
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    Wonderful!

    An earlier posting indicates which ones are missing from my collection and I would like to acquire any of those which you may have available. I am in La Palma right now but perhaps we can arrange payment to you and delivery to SWMBO who is still back in the UK.

    Please feel free to email me.

    Paul

    in reply to: Old BAA Circulars #608042
    Paul Leyland
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    Richard:

    Does the offer of paper copies extend to BAA Handbooks? I would like to complete my collection as far as possible.

    in reply to: New website feedback #608010
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    Seconded.

    Paul

    in reply to: New website feedback #607964
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    Modulo an infuriating issue logging in (I appear not the only one to find this one) everything looks very nice and is working smoothly.

    My thanks and congratulations to the team who have done this work. I know from experience how difficult such major upgrades generally are.

    BTW, what is appropriate entry for the “Tags:” box just below? It seems to accept any old gobbledygook. (Please feel free to edit this post 😎 )

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    in reply to: Logging in to the new website #607963
    Paul Leyland
    Participant

    Parts of it are excellent!

    I have had immense probs logging in fully, despite a lot of help from Andy Wilson. I was left in a limbo where I was logged in (could see membership details, profile, etc) and not logged in (could not post on forum, read text of JBAA, etc) at the same time.

    Much fiddling around and on about the 1th time I am now properly logged in. No idea what went right, whether it will work flawlessly from now on, or what to do if it fails again. Tomorrow I will try accessing britastro.org from another computer …

    Other than that, everything looks great.

    in reply to: probable Nova in M81 #585278
    Paul Leyland
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    Likely to be difficult that close to the centre of the galaxy. Someone with deep pre-discovery images (down to at least mag 21) might be able to find it with image subtraction techniques.

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