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EAA arrives on Astrobin

TeleTraveler
04 Oct, 2019 23:34
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I just Joined AstroBin this my first post and am happy to see an EAA presence here.  I got back into astronomy after a 50 year hiatus and discovered EAA a couple of years ago. I still enjoy Visual but am fascinated with what you can do with EAA especially in my Bortle 7 backyard.  It’s a funny thing that when I talk with veteran Astronomers and mention EAA they don’t know what I am talking about and on Cloudy Nights some individuals are downright hostile toward it.
Go figure...
Anyway glad to be here
Cheers

Stewart
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gdornier
14 Oct, 2019 22:28
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Thanks for clarifying the whole thing. I was initially confused by that option but it now makes more sense. 👍
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tommyr
19 Feb, 2020 13:41
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I'm new to Astrobin but wanted to chime in. I think EAA is a great thing. As we get older the old eyes aren't that great at seeing things in the eyepiece any more. I'm almost 62 years old and find it's getting a harder to see well with eyepieces. Being able to see deep sky objects in mere seconds on a laptop screen really allows us to continue enjoying this great hobby into our later years. It also makes being able to share the deep sky with others VERY easy. Great for outreach of course.

Normal astrophotography is great but not everyone wants to get THAT involved in it. For some money is an issue. For others it's too much work. For me it's really interesting but let's face it, the best astrophotos have already been taken. In every conceivable way. I have no interest in trying to be "the best" at it, it's not really possible. It's already been done. Many time before. You people take some amazing photos that's for sure.

There's nothing to be confused about here, EAA is live image stacking for viewing immediately. Live. Everything else is traditional Astrophotography. What's to be confused about? Keep taking those amazing photos, it's all good!

Tom
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astropical
20 Feb, 2020 07:44
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Hello Tom,
Wholeheartedly agreed :-)
Have you seen this:
https://unistellaroptics.com/
Cheers
Robert

Oops, and this one:
https://www.galactic-hunter.com/post/stellina_review
Edited 20 Feb, 2020 08:01
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GW
20 Feb, 2020 10:50
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Marc, I think you just hit the nail on the head. EAA or however you want to name it opens a door way for a lot of people to observe deep sky object quickly. This in my opinion is a very good thing.  The new ZWO ASI Air has a new live stacking feature and it will be interesting to see how this pans out.

I think a lot of confusion has arisen due to the use of the word "Electronically". From what I know most of astrophotography is now electronic.

All the best,

GW

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tommyr
20 Feb, 2020 11:51
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Hello Tom,Wholeheartedly agreed :-)
Have you seen this:
https://unistellaroptics.com/
Cheers
Robert

Oops, and this one:
https://www.galactic-hunter.com/post/stellina_review
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Not only have I seen the evscope, I have one. It's pretty neat to be able to set up and start seeing deep sky in about 5 minutes.

https://i.imgur.com/eDtpNSk.png

They work pretty well. That said, better quality EAA is done with traditional equipment.  at least until this newest tech improves which I believe it will.
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nexusjeep
21 Feb, 2020 23:12
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I think EAA is one of those terms that will always be up for debate, I do varying length exposures using SharpCap and use the live stack feature with Flat / Dark calibration frames for the live view but then SharpCap also saves the raw unprocessed frames.  These are then processed later with full calibration data via APP and Photoshop CS in my case.

I use the live stack over the course of the evening to watch the live view of the stack build up on the screen and although I am generally using minutes for the exposure this is still a stacked view and I have tagged my images as EAA as they are definitely electronically assisted as the ASI1600MMpro or ASI2600MCpro cameras are electronic, I have a computer controlled mount and guiding setup + a PC running everything with stellarium / plate solving etc so definitely electronic    and if using the 1600mm pro I am using narrow band filters so have to combine afterwards to get colour images but the detail in the live view for each filter is stunning as they build over the course of the evening.

If I have friends or relatives children round to look at the sky then I do use the short exposure high frame stack approach but also have the gain ramped up as well or they will definitely lose interest quite quickly but in that case I am not saving the image but would still class everything as EAA.

The reason for moving to EAA or what ever it ends up being called was that my father was taken seriously ill 3 years ago so could no longer stand outside in the cold to look at the sky and EAA has given us back the ability to do this.   So by whatever name we call it I think the secret is just to enjoy the views regardless of the collection technique / method / current naming convention.

Cheers
Nick
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tommyr
21 Feb, 2020 23:58
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The reason for moving to EAA or what ever it ends up being called was that my father was taken seriously ill 3 years ago so could no longer stand outside in the cold to look at the sky and EAA has given us back the ability to do this.   So by whatever name we call it I think the secret is just to enjoy the views regardless of the collection technique / method / current naming convention.

Cheers
Nick


Another great reason for EAA Nick. EAA has sort of become the defacto name for it in all the astronomy forums and elsewhere online, I'm fine with that personally.
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astropical
23 Feb, 2020 08:26
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Hello Tom,Wholeheartedly agreed :-)Have you seen this:
https://unistellaroptics.com/
Cheers
Robert

Oops, and this one:
https://www.galactic-hunter.com/post/stellina_review
\

Not only have I seen the evscope, I have one. It's pretty neat to be able to set up and start seeing deep sky in about 5 minutes.

https://i.imgur.com/eDtpNSk.png

They work pretty well. That said, better quality EAA is done with traditional equipment.  at least until this newest tech improves which I believe it will.


Hahaha, even better :-)
Hope to see a few shots here.
I do agree that this trend will further develop.
Cheers
Robert
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tommyr
23 Feb, 2020 13:27
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Hello Tom,Wholeheartedly agreed :-)Have you seen this:https://unistellaroptics.com/
Cheers
Robert

Oops, and this one:
https://www.galactic-hunter.com/post/stellina_review
\

Not only have I seen the evscope, I have one. It's pretty neat to be able to set up and start seeing deep sky in about 5 minutes.

https://i.imgur.com/eDtpNSk.png

They work pretty well. That said, better quality EAA is done with traditional equipment.  at least until this newest tech improves which I believe it will.


Hahaha, even better :-)
Hope to see a few shots here.
I do agree that this trend will further develop.
Cheers
Robert


Here's an example from my evscope. 
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ODRedwine
23 Feb, 2020 15:34
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IMHO,   EAA is real time observing using live stacking, live auto-stretching, and/or image intensifiers.   Once you open Pix, or DSS you are doing traditional Astrophotography.

  The difference is important to me because I plan to eventually start a STEM/Outreach program, and that will require EAA skills and equipment.  Traditional Astrophotography is a bit boring to watch.
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