# 25 May, 2019 15:21
I added a new field to the basic image settings, called Acquisition type, with the following options:
This new field is also available as a search filter and to filter Top Picks.
# 25 May, 2019 15:36
Great to have this option, Salvatore!|
Thanks again for adding it as EAA has really evolved even over the past 2 years with the advancements in camera technologies. While not like traditional AP, it has its challenges in trying to get the best observable "image" (view) in a relatively short period of time. Usually without guiding and no post-processing. Basically, what you see is what you t get, making it a fantastic way to observe many DSOs in a single night to share with others and learn as well as educate.
# 25 May, 2019 15:40
And here's a dedicated forum for EAA discussions:|
# 25 May, 2019 19:52
|Thanks this is great!|
# 26 May, 2019 12:43
thanks for your strong engagement in improving astrobin at any time. I am unsure, what categorie is the using of a normal DSLR (e. g. Canon EOS 1100Da or 700 Da) in the deep Sky- imaging.
Can you help me in that question because I want to chose the correct one in my uploadings in the future? Is it the first (traditional = default) as I suppose ? Thanks a lot in advance.
# 26 May, 2019 18:09
I have some perplexity in this matter. From the "EAA" page you linked: "In general, though, the application of any sort of technological aid for the enhancement of astronomical viewing falls under the EAA umbrella".|
So what makes EAA different from lucky imaging in this matter? And consequently: why they are in two different categories?
And what is traditional? What I should expect from a picture taken with traditional method? A picture taken on film and a manual mount? And what if I use a computer to enhance a film picture and post it on AB? Wouldn't it be an application of technological aid for the enhancement of astronomical viewing? If my reasoning is correct then it would be impossible to post a traditional picture since anything posted on AB passes thru the use of something technological.
# 26 May, 2019 22:01
Awesome! I've added this field to a good chunk of my planetary images from last summer. However, with most of my 400+ images being acquired with lucky imaging, it's clearly gonna be difficult to edit them all with a six click process per image. I think it would be nice if we could bulk edit something like this since it's brand new.|
Also, I agree that "traditional" is a bit vague. No doubt to me that it's meant in the sense of DSO imaging, but lucky imaging could also be labeled as "traditional" for planetary imaging.
# 27 May, 2019 07:28
I'm not an expert because I only recently learned about EAA, but it seem to me that it makes sense that it be recognized on AstroBin.
The page I linked explains clearly what is the different between EAA and AP as most people do it on AstroBin:
So leave it as "traditional" unless you don't do EAA or Lucky imaging specifically.
# 27 May, 2019 07:30
Ethan & Geo Chappel
That's really the elephant in the room with AstroBin capabilities, and my next priority as far as "large tasks" are concerned. Hopefully I get a long stretch of free time in the future so I can tackle it.
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