Brian Ritchie

Planetary and solar astronomer.

Mike Bergenstjerna Site News

Saturday, July 29, 2017 3:03:24 PM UTC

After something of a hiatus, the site now has correctly configured SSL certificates and so is working correctly with Google Chrome.  Appologies to all who were inconvenienced by the security problems on the site.  There will be some modifications to the site over the next few weeks in preparation for some new content.

Mike Bergenstjerna Site News

Saturday, December 10, 2016 5:24:43 PM UTC

I'm pleased to announce the addition of an "On This Day" feature, which you will see in the right-hand side of the site.  If anyone has any good "On This Day" items, please feel free to add them in comments!

Mike Bergenstjerna Site News

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:41:58 PM UTC

The plate-solve service has been improved and a recurring error fixed.  Plate-slolving is now available again for all observation images.

Mike Bergenstjerna Site News

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:48:04 PM UTC

We've added a new feature, which impacts on user profiles and privacy settings - the site will now email you when someone posts to your feed.  This can be turned OFF in your profile tab.

Mike Bergenstjerna Site News

Sunday, October 16, 2016 11:37:25 AM UTC

All requests served by SocialAstronomer are now conducted using httpsS, including images.  The only insecure images being put in to pages served by SocialAstronomer are ones from RSS Feed robot accounts.  Thanks to StartSSL for the assistance in setting up our certification for free!

Mike Bergenstjerna Site News

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:20:21 PM UTC

Sharing feed posts from RSS automated accounts now provides images from the post for social sharing.  This means that when content created from RSS feeds is shared to Twitter or Facebook, the accompanying image appears in the shared content on external sites.

Mike Bergenstjerna Site News

Monday, April 25, 2016 7:10:15 PM UTC

A number of small but irritating bugs have been fixed today - the process of adding a new observatory has been improved, and user input validation fixed, the notifications tab now informs users of how many new notifications they have in near-real time, and up/down voting now reflects on the content item in the feed - for example, a feed post relating to an observation now has it's up and down votes posted to the observation it's self.  There are other areas currently undergoing testing and improcement, and I will update as work continues.

Brian Ritchie

Saturday, April 23, 2016 6:23:20 PM UTC

Mike Bergenstjerna Site News

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 4:40:14 PM UTC

Plate solving is now working again.  The failure was due to hard drive capacity issues with our provider.

Mike Bergenstjerna Site News

Monday, April 18, 2016 4:44:43 PM UTC

The plate-solving service is currently unavailable - we are investigating but it seems to be a problem with the service provider.

Brian Ritchie (Lat 58.4, Long 3.5) North of Scotland. Clear skies.

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