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Robin Leadbeater's picture
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Spectroscopy resources on the BAA website

Links to the various spectroscopy resources on the BAA website (workshops, talks etc) can be found here on the Equipment and Techniques page

https://britastro.org/node/19378

If you find any more that I have missed just  let the section director know 

I have also gone through the library of member images and compiled a collection of spectroscopy related ones which I plan to update periodically. Let me know if you find any I have missed

https://britastro.org/observations/index.php?folder=20210612_103730_0e85...

Cheers

Robin

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downloads

For info, I was able to download and open all these files using my mobile phone - without logging into the BAA - despite the notice saying otherwise.

john s 

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Downloads and BAA Membership

Hi John,

Thanks for pointing this out.

The message about needing to login is a generic message in the 'Downloads' area as a lot of the content is only available when BAA members are logged in, for example the full Journal archive dating back to the first Journal in 1890. However, there is some content like the slides from this workshop where the restriction has been lifted.

I'll add this issue to the list of development items for the website, though I am not sure if it will be possible to remove the message where the restriction has been lifted.

Best wishes,

Andy

P.S. This old message jumped to the top of the list yesterday as it was being used for some website development testing.

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Object tagging

I think this thread from 2018 got returned to the top of the list of forum topics when Robin edited the web link earlier today, but the content is as timely now as ever.

I would add that the "Objects" box on the image-upload form now allows everybody to tag their images with "Spectrum" and/or "Lightcurve". You can see all the images that have already been tagged here:

https://britastro.org/observations/index.php?library=0&tagged_object=SPECTRUM
https://britastro.org/observations/index.php?library=0&tagged_object=LIGHTCURVE

This gives a similar but slightly different collection of images from Robin's, and most importantly, everybody can tag their own images to add them to these galleries.

The object tagging system is a really useful way to make images searchable, so please do fill it in, even if it seems to be duplicating information already entered elsewhere. However, the text you enter does need to exactly match the name of an object which already exists in the database, so wherever possible you should enter the first few characters of an object's name, and then use the drop-down list of suggestions to ensure your formatting of the name precisely matches the database.