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Astrophotography / Insight astronomy Picture of the year shortlist
« Last post by Carole on Today at 08:28:26 »
Any-one seen the shortlist of this? 

To be honest I have seen (with a few exceptions), better images posted up on forums than those that have been picked, some of them are quite ordinary/average. 

Maybe the decent imagers have given up submitting.


PS:  Well further to discussion on other forums it appears this is not the complete shortlist, as one of two people have been notified they are shortlisted but they are not on the attached list.  ROG doesn't seem to publish a shortlist so wondering how the papers manage to get some of them. 
Announcements, Meetings, Events / Re: OAS Picnic.
« Last post by Delphine on Yesterday at 12:23:43 »
Hi Doug

Please can you put our name on the list for the Otford  picnic.  I forgot to do it last night.

PC Helpline / Re: My Gmail account ? hacked
« Last post by Carole on Jul 26, 2017, 10:59:18 »
Thanks Mike, yes I do have antivirus and it's up to date.  As is my Antispyware.

I am pretty wised up to links in E Mails and have had a fair few over the years where other people's accounts seem to have been hacked into.

The strange thing is this E mail address feels slightly familiar but on searching my E Mail addresses, contacts etc I can find no trace of it, so maybe whatever it is has popped up before.

Only thing installed yesterday seems to be Skype which must have been an update as it's already installed.

PC Helpline / Re: My Gmail account ? hacked
« Last post by Mike on Jul 26, 2017, 10:40:07 »
Do you have anti-virus on the PC Carole? If so, is it up to date?

Very unlikely you have been hacked remotely. However, if your password was weak it could have been compromised.

Try and make passwords long and include upper and lower case letters as well as numbers. Easy to remember passwords are 3 words plus a number, e.,g,:


Never use names of places, people or pets or birth-dates in passwords.

To make your Gmail account ultra-secure, use Two-Factor Authentication.

Go to Control Panel then Programs and check there are no programs in the list you did not install yourself. If there are, uninstall it and run a virus scan.

it is very hard to 'hack' into someones PC. What usually happens is a person sends you an email, with a link in it, that you click and in doing so this either installs software or takes you to a site that does. Hence, never click links in emails, even if they appear to be from a 'friend'.
PC Helpline / My Gmail account ? hacked
« Last post by Carole on Jul 26, 2017, 10:11:03 »
I took the dog out yesterday and left my computer on, hubby was out.  When I got back my Gmail was logged out and when I tried to login it wanted to take me into a gmail address  - as if some-one else had logged in from my computer while I was out.  The only time I have to re-log in is when one of my children have used the computer and logged me out. 

Well both of them were at work and no-one else has a key to the house.  Hubby was out and in any case doesn't use a computer.

Is it possible that I can have been hacked remotely?

I did a spyware check yesterday and also changed my Gmail password this morning.

Puzzled and concerned.

I googled and it took me into a pornographic twitter account!!! with some-one using itzjout


Astrophotography / Re: M16 - Eagle Nebula From Cairds
« Last post by Apophis on Jul 25, 2017, 10:42:36 »
Thanks for viewing and commenting Julian and Carole, nice to be appreciated on the forum.
Announcements, Meetings, Events / Re: DSC 21 - 23 July
« Last post by Carole on Jul 25, 2017, 09:23:55 »
Just Roger and I from OAS came to DSC this weekend.  Plus a chap called Dave from SGL who lives in Swanley who is keen to come again. 

Roger got a clear night on Thursday, but Dave and I didn't get a clear enough night to do any imaging. 

Hopefully past "regulars" will start coming again at some point.  There is a new OAS member interested and also a chap called Ray from Maidstone (also SGL), who will come once his wife is over her chemotherapy etc.   


Astrophotography / Re: M16 - Eagle Nebula From Cairds
« Last post by Carole on Jul 23, 2017, 08:06:34 »
No stopping you now.

Great data for only 4 sub's.

Astrophotography / Re: M16 - Eagle Nebula From Cairds
« Last post by Apophis on Jul 23, 2017, 00:40:07 »
Astrophotography / Re: M16 - Eagle Nebula From Cairds
« Last post by julian on Jul 23, 2017, 00:17:11 »
Very Nice  Roger
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