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Back with a new scope!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:43 pm
by cyclops
It's been a while since I was here, but I'm coming back into Astronomy with a new scope (a very early Father's Day pressie)
I can't accommodate a big scope, and there's no way I'm leaving a big expensive scope out in the garden round here. So I decided on a little spotter, an Orion GoScope III 70mm. I currently have a 75mm spotter but its a birding scope and only has a 27x eyepiece. I wanted something a bit more astro if you know what I mean...


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Re: Back with a new scope!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:49 pm
by EIZO
How do you post images I have tried

Re: Back with a new scope!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:21 pm
by cyclops
EIZO wrote:How do you post images I have tried

I upload to imgur then copy the url, which ends with .jpg , then insert it between IMG tags [ IMG ] url [/IMG ]

Re: Back with a new scope!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:23 pm
by cyclops
Like this:
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Re: Back with a new scope!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:27 pm
by cyclops
First you need to register to the website
https://imgur.com/

Re: Back with a new scope!

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:43 pm
by Gfamily2
The [IMG] tag works with any 'public' image, I usually use Google Photos, so long you've allowed sharing.

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Re: Back with a new scope!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:26 am
by cyclops
Yea I used to use Photobucket but they've gone pay only, and their site is terrible now.

Re: Back with a new scope!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:18 pm
by The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof
cyclops wrote:Yea I used to use Photobucket but they've gone pay only, and their site is terrible now.


Agree. I now use Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippug ... 217534512/

Let's try the IMG tag!

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Re: Back with a new scope!

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:33 pm
by Gfamily2
The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof wrote:
cyclops wrote:Yea I used to use Photobucket but they've gone pay only, and their site is terrible now.


Agree. I now use Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippug ... 217534512/

Let's try the IMG tag!

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Unfortunately, you need to have the url of the actual image within the IMG tags, rather than the container, which makes it trickier. Right clicking didn't give me the address, but I trawled through the flickr page source code and identified the image shown here.
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