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Your wishlist for a reworked search module

siovene
11 Nov, 2018 19:57
In the past several weeks I have worked heavily on the AstroBin infrastructure and “devops” side of things, and I think the resulting increase in performance is plain to see for everyone.

Now its time to move on to next important item, and I would like to revamp the search module.

I turn to you all to hear your wishlist so I can do this the best possible
way!

Please let me know how you would
lile to see the search page improved.

Thanks!
Die_Launische_Diva
11 Nov, 2018 20:19
Hello Salvatore,

Indeed, the speed increase is obvious! Thank you for your hard work!

I would like to be able to set FOV ranges or pixel-scale ranges. Something like the integration time range we already can set in the acquisition details of the advanced search.

Thanks!
khrrugh
11 Nov, 2018 21:53
I would like to exclude images without basic technical details from my search:
- Acquisition time
- Camera used
- Telescope used
zl4plm
12 Nov, 2018 01:12
1 entry per model ie

ES102
ES102 APO
ES102 APO Triplet
ES 102

We must be able to tidy it so that if I search on ES102 I get ES102 results and yet I can search on say ES102 FCD100  and get those results

it really hard searching on a new scope as it brings so many varying results up
siovene
12 Nov, 2018 07:26
Simon Lewis
1 entry per model ieES102
ES102 APO
ES102 APO Triplet
ES 102

We must be able to tidy it so that if I search on ES102 I get ES102 results and yet I can search on say ES102 FCD100  and get those results

it really hard searching on a new scope as it brings so many varying results up
Hi Simon,
this will come but in a second step. I would like to first improve the search engine using current data.
sayitfast
12 Nov, 2018 07:29
I would like to be able to easily add multiple pieces of equipment…. example: 10 micron + Takahashi.

Apparently  you can already do that so, Good Job!

smile
Edited 12 Nov, 2018 07:31
VicV
12 Nov, 2018 09:22
Hi Salvatore, here are my suggestions:
- Ability to add a search term for specific fields of the technical card. We only have 4 extremely general gear selection tools at the moment.
- Ability to search for images based on plate-solving results ("Contains: NGC XXXX, etc…" field on top of each image). Clicking these links just inputs the object name as a general search term now. Also, searching in the solved database might return much more (relevant) results.
- The sliders for Aperture, Pixel size, Integration time and Moon phase are very difficult to control on the mobile version of the site. I often search the site on my phone and it would be nice to have an alternative input method for these fields.
VuurEnVlam
12 Nov, 2018 11:27
Hi Salvatore,
Always great to have the feeling that a site is dynamic and improved time by time.
Here is a couple of things that sometime I missed while browsing:

- search by range of samplings (i.e. arcsec/pixel='1.5-2.1'; using the Astrometry.net info), will be very nice to add it also as sort key (https://www.astrobin.com/forum/c/astrobin/feature-requests/sort-by-sampling/smile )
- search by FL (at the moment I think that this would be possible only for images that have in the info a camera with a sensor for which in the equip database is specified the pixel size; and that has been solved by Astrometry.net). Since it will be calculated maybe also here is needed a range instead of a precise value to search.

As said, it's very pleasant to see the growth of AB, considering that is a one man show. Grazie.
Buon lavoro.
Stefano.
Edited 12 Nov, 2018 11:32
bingocrepuscule
12 Nov, 2018 13:59
I quite agree with the idea of filtering a search through the plate solving data results (in particular pixel scale, field radius, Ra Dec with some tolerances). I don't know if this is a big work for you but it would help.
matt113d
12 Nov, 2018 17:23
I think these are all great suggestions.

The ability to search by sub-frame exposure time could be useful as opposed to just total integration time.  As someone who uses an alt azimuth mount, it's nice to see what can be achieved with specific sub-frame exposure times.
siovene
12 Nov, 2018 19:04
So the take away I get from this thread is "ADD ALL THE FILTERS!" :-D Will do! Anything else?
KuriousGeorge
13 Nov, 2018 03:23
How about social search sorts like….

1. Most to least views.
2. Most to least likes.
3. Most to least bookmarks.
4. Highest to lowest % of likes/views.
5. Highest to lowest # of comments.
6. Images containing these keywords in description (highest to lowest matches)
7. Images containing these keywords in comments…
siovene
13 Nov, 2018 06:17
KuriousGeorge
How about social search sorts like….1. Most to least views.
2. Most to least likes.
3. Most to least bookmarks.
4. Highest to lowest % of likes/views.
5. Highest to lowest # of comments.
6. Images containing these keywords in description (highest to lowest matches)
7. Images containing these keywords in comments…

You can sort by social features on the Wall already but the two pages will be merged .
GaryI
13 Nov, 2018 13:53
The ability to confine the search to just my own Astrobin site would be nice, without always having to type my username in the search box.
Edited 13 Nov, 2018 13:53
joelkuiper
13 Nov, 2018 15:33
For me personally, plate solved results would be the best (objects included in seems a bit finicky sometimes currently) . Potentially with image scale smile
Edited 13 Nov, 2018 15:34
UN73
13 Nov, 2018 16:36
Seems like one can´t search for the location. When I enter a country name into the search field, only the ones where the country name is in the general description show up. So if a special search field "location" could be added that would help.
Tom914
13 Nov, 2018 22:12
Michael T.
I would like to exclude images without basic technical details from my search:- Acquisition time
- Camera used
- Telescope used

This would be one of the most important features as i guess most people are searching for images to see how they were captured, not just to find an object. You can use google for that. smile And of course, it should be on by default.
wrz0170
13 Nov, 2018 22:24
Hi!  Is there a way to do search for Top Picks and IOTD on a specific target?  Ie, all the Top Picks and IOTD on the Heart Nebula?  I tend to gravitate towards those pics when researching and to get ideas on post processing a target.   Tough to scroll through 12 pages smile
siovene
14 Nov, 2018 05:49
William
Hi!  Is there a way to do search for Top Picks and IOTD on a specific target?  Ie, all the Top Picks and IOTD on the Heart Nebula?  I tend to gravitate towards those pics when researching and to get ideas on post processing a target.   Tough to scroll through 12 pages smile

No but you can sort search results by likes that should help you find the best images.
joelkuiper
14 Nov, 2018 09:01
Salvatore Iovene
William
Hi!  Is there a way to do search for Top Picks and IOTD on a specific target?  Ie, all the Top Picks and IOTD on the Heart Nebula?  I tend to gravitate towards those pics when researching and to get ideas on post processing a target.   Tough to scroll through 12 pages smile
No but you can sort search results by likes that should help you find the best images.

 I thought IOTD and top pic were supposed to be non reflective of popularity and popularity non reflective of "quality" … I vaguely recall that discussion somewhere (… I'll see myself out now smile )
siovene
14 Nov, 2018 09:06
What you say is true, Joel, but it's also true that if you sort by likes you will generally see better and more polished images.
WesChilton
14 Nov, 2018 16:33
Robust Boolean search terms would be great. smile
jtrezzo
15 Nov, 2018 20:59
This may be pushing it but is there a way to get a field for constellation from the RA and Dec coordinates that can be filtered by? Sometimes I just want to find new targets that I know will be up and in a certain area of the sky.

I agree with the general idea of just having every possible search criteria from the data that is already there, but most things I would want to search and filter by would require the official gear and equipment database with controlled vocabulary. I think being able to have a range search for Bortle and SQM would be nice too. Sometimes I just like to see what the best version of a target in high light pollution might be.

Another thing that may be pushing it, probably more of a long term goal, would be the ability to input  DSO types in the technical details when uploading an image, i.e. Globular Cluster, Open Cluster, Galaxy, Dark Nebula, Reflection Nebula, Planetary Nebula, Emission Nebula, Supernova Remnant, etc etc. and have that be filterable as well.
Edited 15 Nov, 2018 21:16
Lasastard
16 Nov, 2018 09:28
This might be controversial, but I would not mind having search results being sorted by "views". I often find that I get up to 40 pages of hits (say, searching for M33) - digging through all that to find a "reference" image I can study for my next imaging sessions can be tedious.

Downside would of course be that pictures with high view counts get even more views… so maybe make that sorting optional?
siovene
16 Nov, 2018 10:26
Marc
This might be controversial, but I would not mind having search results being sorted by "views". I often find that I get up to 40 pages of hits (say, searching for M33) - digging through all that to find a "reference" image I can study for my next imaging sessions can be tedious.Downside would of course be that pictures with high view counts get even more views… so maybe make that sorting optional?
It's already there Marc. After a search, use the Sort menu in the orange bar.
 
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