Written byon Dec. 10, 2012 .
It's with deep sadness that I share here the news that Giovanni Sostero has passed, after being striken by a heart attack.
Giovanni, class 1964, was very active in the research concerning minor bodies of our solar system, variable stars and supernovae.
He is the discoverer of eleven supernovae and one nova.
My personal condolescences go to this family and his friends.
Written byon Nov. 3, 2012 .
As most of you will have noticed, AstroBin has just launched a sister site, called AstroBin Questions.
AstroBin Questions is a Questions & Answers site focused on the quality of the content. The allowed subjects of discussion are Astrophotography and Astronomy.
AstroBin Questions was created because, as of today, the most common form in which astronomy communities exist is that of the forum. A 20+ years old concept, that doesn't scale well with massive amount of information, does a terrible job at organizing such information (in fact it barely tries), and presents a number of flaws.
AstroBin Questions address the problems forums have, and is a community driven, highly interactive, wiki-capable website that you moderate, thanks to a system based on karma points. If you haven't already, checkout the introductory page here: http://www.astrobin.com/help/questions/
In addition to this, I'd like to tell you that your image pages now have a large button: Request critique. Clicking this button will bring you to AstroBin Questions's "Ask a question" page. The page will be pre-filled with information about the image for which you clicked on Request critique.
This way, you can ask the community specific questions you may have about how to improve your acquisition or processing technique, in relation to that particular image.
Check out the help and faq pages on AstroBin Questions and join today!
Written byon June 11, 2012 .
because of a bug in AstroBin's code, owners of the Lacerta MGEN autoguider camera will found that the camera has disappeared from their profiles and images.
This happened because a user created a "Lacerta MGEN" as a Telescope, instead of a Camera, and the automated merging that followed couldn't find the correct item, so things were removed but not added back.
Obviously I have now fixed the code so this shouldn't happen again.
I'm really sorry about the inconvenience!
Written byon June 5, 2012 .
If you have done anything on AstroBin between 2012-06-05 10:21 GMT and 2012-06-05 11:46 GMT, unfortunately that activity has been lost due to a technical problem.
Any images you have uploaded, voted, commented, or any other activity during that hour and twenty-five minutes have vanished.
Luckily the damaged was contained very well, so the impact was minimal.
My apologies to everybody who was affected,