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Hi folks long time etc, I hate to he the bearer of sad tidings, please see letter below.
ps if this is in wrong section or deemed inappropriate please feel free to administer appropriately..
As you probably know by now, Yahoogroups is for all intents and purposes shutting down. Oh, they are making some noise about keeping the email functions of the groups alive, but I doubt even that will last long. Most Yahoogroups are migrating to groups.io (although unfortunately it appears $$$ may now be involved).
What shall we do? Because of an accident I suffered in January, my participation in any of my Yahoogroups has waned. Frankly, recovery is taking a lot longer than I expected and it was all, LITTERLLY ALL, I could do over the last months to finish the manuscript of the 2nd Edition of my SCT book, Choosing and Using the New CATs.
That being the case, I give my full blessing to anyone who wants to migrate (or maybe more practically) just restart the group on another venue.
It’s not all bad for me. I am still writing for Sky & Telescope and was even able to get out (in my backyard) and do some observing and imaging for my next Test Report. I’m just not up to administering groups/starting them in a new place, especially considering the traffic on them has been low for quite a while.
Guys, SCT User had a great run, beginning years ago as an eGroup. We did a lot. The old timers will remember the yearly imaging contest where we even gave away a new C8 one year. And (our occasionally rowdy) in-person meetings at star parties. What fun we had!
Anyhow, it’s been fun. See you on an observing field soon, I hope.