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RE: The Ring Vs The Dumbell nebula

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:26 pm
by gammalog
That's a nice M57 Steve, good colour.

Andy, I've just uploaded a second image (M1) and both that and the first one went straight in, no 'awaiting approval', so I can't explain that one.

If there is an 'awaiting approval' system, I can understand it being there, as its probably a means of preventing anything offensive appearing on the forum. In which case, a good idea

RE: The Ring Vs The Dumbell nebula

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:43 pm
by big dipper
Hopefully nobody would be that stupid, Dave. They must know that our admins would catch up with the post sooner or later. BTW where is your M1 shot? Can't seem to find it on the forum.

RE: The Ring Vs The Dumbell nebula

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:43 pm
by gammalog
M1 is six 'posts' back up the line from this one, I can see it here ok, but you say you can't?

RE: The Ring Vs The Dumbell nebula

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:00 am
by big dipper
All I see is your username, gammalog, and "[Awaiting Approval]". I guess that the rest of us don't get to see it until it's been approved. [&:]

RE: The Ring Vs The Dumbell nebula

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:00 am
by gammalog
Ah!!, that then explains the 'awaiting approval' that I've seen against your 'posts', but I don't see it on my own 'posts'.

I don't know then how this system works, if you can see my M27, then it must be some sort of automatic time delay. I can't see anyone sitting on the server, vetting images at this time of night.

If it is automated, how does it approve or dis-approve an image?, confusing or what?

RE: The Ring Vs The Dumbell nebula

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:00 am
by gammalog
I 'posted' M1 at 10.23.

RE: The Ring Vs The Dumbell nebula

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:16 am
by big dipper
Dave, can you see my M57/M27 shots in my initial thread? Hopefully you can, as I didn't upload them from my PC, but used the IMG tags to import the pictures from my website.

I assume that you uploaded your M1 directly from your PC to the forum - which is why there is an 'Awaiting Approval' signal alongside them. My guess is that they will be approved manually by Kirsty or someone when they are next online. To have your pictures shown instantly (like Steve's) you need to use the IMG tags & link direct to an existing website. That photohosting link I provided earlier is ideal. Hopefully this picture of M27 should be instantly visible:

Image


RE: The Ring Vs The Dumbell nebula

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:16 am
by gammalog
Hi Andy, yes it is visible, and yes I did upload mine straight to the forum.

I guess Admin (Kirsty) will approve them tomorrow. As I said, it must be to control what images appear on the forum, which makes sense. Except, that from what you and Steve have discovered, there is a gaping hole in this 'Firewall'.

Anyway, its too late to re-post them tonight, so the appearance of my two images on the forum, will have to wait until tomorrow now.

RE: The Ring Vs The Dumbell nebula

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:56 pm
by qu54856bo
Hi Big Dipper

I am too new to this to express an opinion. I am gobsmacked by both and also by the quality of yours and others pictures posted in these threads. They are an inspiration to the rest of us. I get my first scope soon and am very excited at the prospect of finding and seeing these objects.

best wishes
Auray

RE: The Ring Vs The Dumbell nebula

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:30 pm
by albireo
My vote goes to the ring. I observe visually and I find the ring brighter. I still remember the first time I looked for it during one of my first nights at the telescope and my amazement at its appearance. Like a doughnut among the stars. The dumbell I find much dimmer and indistinct. Maybe due to LP.