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I agree

Your wishlist for a reworked search module

carastro
16 Nov, 2018 12:11
Michael T.
I would like to exclude images without basic technical details from my search:- Acquisition time
- Camera used
- Telescope used

I agree with this, I tend to look for targets to see what I can get with my own equipment.  Its annoying to keep opening images with no details.
However some people include them in the detail BOX rather than linking them in the "equipment used" categories, so is there a way to include the typed details as well?

Carole
siovene
16 Nov, 2018 12:24
I agree. I will not exclude them but put them at the bottom with a clear indication that they lack data.
khrrugh
16 Nov, 2018 18:03
Salvatore Iovene
I agree. I will not exclude them but put them at the bottom with a clear indication that they lack data.

Great idea!
siovene
21 Nov, 2018 16:24
Wes Chilton
Robust Boolean search terms would be great

This is pushing it a bit :-D I doubt it will happen in the near future.

Jarrett Trezzo
is there a way to get a field for constellation from the RA and Dec coordinates
I'm not aware of any online API that has this sort of information, and constellations have irregular shapes so it would be non trivial to build something. Even if we did it the dumbest possible way, and go with a 1 degree approximation, there would still be 129600 square degrees to map…
Die_Launische_Diva
21 Nov, 2018 17:13
Salvatore Iovene
I'm not aware of any online API that has this sort of information, and constellations have irregular shapes so it would be non trivial to build something. Even if we did it the dumbest possible way, and go with a 1 degree approximation, there would still be 129600 square degrees to map…

Hello Salvatore,

Astropy has a get_constellation method. However, Astropy is a Python package and not an online API.
Die_Launische_Diva
21 Nov, 2018 17:14
– oops sorry for the double post, AB was unavailable for a moment (?)
Edited 21 Nov, 2018 17:16
siovene
21 Nov, 2018 17:16
Nice, thanks! AstroBin is also written in Python so it's probably easy to integrate smile
2ghouls
21 Nov, 2018 17:21
This suggestion will probably be further down the road, but I offer it now as it is related to search, and may be something you want to think about now.

Many people have suggested a controlled vocabulary for gear. I agree. For example, a single entry for "Celestron C8 Edge HD" rather than six or seven as it is now. I would also suggest a controlled vocabulary for astronomical objects. For example, a way to truly see all photos of "M31".  For this approach to work I imagine you would need to do a lot with suggestive search. So when a user is inputting data or searching for it, they can search "andromeda" or "messier 31" or "NGC224" and that would all give the same results as a search for M31.  When there is ambiguity, for example a "C8" vs a "C8 Edge HD" both should pop up in a suggestive search result, and the user should be forced to pick one.  dso-browser.com has this working for at least deep sky objects, and their suggestive search results seem to always put the most likely hit at top and then list less likely hits. For example, try M31 or M33 in their search to see what I mean. I don't know if this is at all practical for the "quick search" because that would be many different kinds of data to try to pull up quickly, but putting more required search fields into the input form could really help with data integrity, so I think this all related. Hopefully, I explained it well enough.

Keep up the good work. The speed increase is great and definitely noticed!

Cheers, Nico
siovene
21 Nov, 2018 17:22
Hi Nico,
that's indeed the next item on the road map.
eigenVector
22 Nov, 2018 21:58
I echo the request for pixel scale search! Very helpful suggestion!
siovene
22 Nov, 2018 22:03
Most of these requests are implemented 😁 Now I just need some time to test this with real data before I deploy it. I’m hoping by Sunday!
siovene
23 Nov, 2018 18:20
Please be patient as the new additions are deployed completely and the search index updates to fully support the new functionality!
siovene
24 Nov, 2018 09:50
https://www.astrobin.com/forum/c/astrobin/annoucements/astrobin-release-v1210/?page=2#post-13059
hariroseflow
28 Nov, 2018 10:27
Great and nice
Peter_Zbib
04 Dec, 2018 03:58
smile

sorry to add a sour note.
tolgagumus
04 Dec, 2018 10:59
Hi Sal,

I did not read through the whole thing so forgive me if this was pointed out.

How about a search button?
siovene
04 Dec, 2018 11:03
Hmm, where you do you want it? It's right there.

tolgagumus
04 Dec, 2018 11:28
Salvatore Iovene
Hmm, where you do you want it? It's right there.

Right next to the "Quick Search". Here is the reason. Many times the search term is already there with auto fill. It would be nice to pick it and not hit enter. Sometimes the keyboard is not available.
 
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