Written byon Jan. 1, 2013 .
2012 was the first full year of AstroBin's life, as the site was launched in November 2011. So let's wrap the year up. Almost 200,000 people visited the site, totaling almost 4 million page views!
That's way beyond my expectations, so it was a great year!
I would like to give a huge thanks to:
Thank you all and a happy and clear 2013!
Written byon June 4, 2012 .
In the last week, you guys have done a fantastic job sorting out the mess out of the Gear database, and now it's cleaner than in my rosiest expectations!
The next step, on my side, will be to merge items that are really the same object, just spelled or named differently. Things like "TeleVue Powermate 2x" and "TeleVue 2x Powermate".
In the meantime, let me offer some interesting stats.
Obviosuly, SkyWatcher mounts and telescopes, and Canon DSLRs dominate the market, as they are entry level producs. If you go to the Stats page, you will see, though, that integration hours with CCDs outnumber integration hours with DSLRs. This can be interpreted in two ways: first, most people that own a CCD have owned a DSLR before, with which they started; and second, people with CCDs tend to be more invested in the hobby, and spend more time per image.
I'll try to calculate the average integration time of CCD vs. DSLR, and add that to the stats.