Atmospheric phenomenae sticky

12 years 2 months ago #47980 by Greenflashman
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I was just browsing around the site and noticed in the "sticky" post that the images of noctilucent clouds no longer appear. In fact none of the images in this section of the forum appear in my browser. Is it just me or is it another example of me never managing to see the damn things. Just thought I would point it out.
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12 years 2 months ago #47983 by Seanie_Morris
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Brian,
I'd say that the majority of the broken links to images are as a result of the disappeared Files Section this site used to have. When we were previously hosted via Bart's own online account, space was becoming limited as the site/boards grew. Now, we have moved to dedicated hosting, but the Files section was not moved with the site. I don't know if Bart plans to add it back in the future, I'll let him comment on that one.

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12 years 2 months ago #47984 by Greenflashman
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Thanks for the quick response Seanie. I will go back to looking for NLC'S outside then and stop fiddling with Firefox.
Brian

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12 years 2 months ago #47987 by Seanie_Morris
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I have actually amended some of that sticky, with an added post of some NLC's linked off the web. Hope they are good enough for you Brian! ;)

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12 years 2 months ago #47993 by voyager
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Brian,
I'd say that the majority of the broken links to images are as a result of the disappeared Files Section this site used to have. When we were previously hosted via Bart's own online account, space was becoming limited as the site/boards grew. Now, we have moved to dedicated hosting, but the Files section was not moved with the site. I don't know if Bart plans to add it back in the future, I'll let him comment on that one.

Seanie.


First, a correction, the we don't have dedicated hosting, we just have our own hosting :)

Second, the old gallery files may come back, but the gallery itself won't. It was thrown together by me in more innocent times. In the modern security environment it just isn't cut out for the job. I have been looking into alternatives but I'm very low on time ATM.

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12 years 2 months ago #48018 by dave_lillis
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Hi Brian,
I've most of my NLC images now on the SAC site, so I've fixed what links I can for now, here are the threads.

http://www.irishastronomy.org/boards/viewtopic.php?t=4430&start=0

http://www.irishastronomy.org/boards/viewtopic.php?t=854&highlight=noctilucent

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12 years 2 months ago #48029 by PhilipLardner
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How about using an on-line photo repository like Fokti or similar to store users images in a gallery / portfolio format. You could then link directly to the gallery, a folder or an individual image. It should be easily possible to set up an IFAS portfolio and link directly to it. Individual users could then set up their own folders and sub-folders. You could add a direct link to the IFAS portfolio in the web site menus.

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12 years 2 months ago #48031 by albertw
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How about using an on-line photo repository like Fokti or similar to store users images in a gallery / portfolio format. You could then link directly to the gallery, a folder or an individual image. It should be easily possible to set up an IFAS portfolio and link directly to it. Individual users could then set up their own folders and sub-folders. You could add a direct link to the IFAS portfolio in the web site menus.


We do www.flickr.com/photos/tags/irishastronomy/

just upload images to flickr and give them a tag of irishastronomy and they appear there.

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12 years 2 months ago #48044 by PhilipLardner
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Confound you! You've pinched one of my better ideas! You might (unless you already have... and I'm blind) put a note to that effect somewhere on the index page or somewhere else logical.

Phil.

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12 years 2 months ago #48050 by Seanie_Morris
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Confound you! You've pinched one of my better ideas! You might (unless you already have... and I'm blind) put a note to that effect somewhere on the index page or somewhere else logical.

Phil.


Good point. Perhaps once I get the access codes (Bart?) to the astrophoto competition areas on the index page again, I'll add something like that?

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12 years 2 months ago #48052 by albertw
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Confound you! You've pinched one of my better ideas! You might (unless you already have... and I'm blind) put a note to that effect somewhere on the index page or somewhere else logical.


No its not there, it started as a temporary thing while the web lads were getting the gallery fixed but with over 200 pics in it now its getting permanent. 8-)

Bart et. al. can you put up a link to it on the main page? I use the flash badge www.flickr.com/badge.gne on the southdublinastronomy.org website for this.

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12 years 2 months ago #48059 by voyager
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Bart et. al. can you put up a link to it on the main page? I use the flash badge www.flickr.com/badge.gne on the southdublinastronomy.org website for this.


Done.

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12 years 2 months ago #48062 by PhilipLardner
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Wow - now that's service! :D

Cheers guys,

Phil.

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12 years 2 months ago #48221 by Greenflashman
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Hi All,
Thanks for explaining about the links and showing me what NLC'S look like. Do they always occur low on the horizon or can they occur overhead? I remember a couple of years back that I got a phone call from a friend asking me if was watching the Aurora overhead. When I checked they were actually very fine brightly lit clouds not unlike what you have shown in your photos. It was definitely not an Aurora. I know because John Flannery didn't turn up on my right shoulder. Albert's excellent animation brought this incident back to me. Maybe they were some other type of cloud I don't know about.
This is terrible. Astronomers discussing clouds! What's happening with the weather?
Anyway we are heading back to Madagascar in September, well equipped with digital Canon's so expect some great night sky photos when we come back.
Regards,
Brian

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12 years 2 months ago #48228 by Seanie_Morris
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From our latitudes Brian, we rarely expect to see them above 25 dgerees from the horizon. Aurora can occur over head (or anywhere), but like NLC's, the further north you are (especially in summer), the more likely you will see NLC's and aurorae. For aurora, the darker the sky, the better, that's why you'd see more in Winer.

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12 years 2 months ago #48230 by Seanie_Morris
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By the way Brian, interesting article from everyone's favourite online encyclopedia will give you more info, and some more reference pictures:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noctilucent_clouds

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