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Slawomir
09 Feb, 2019 23:18
I feel it might be worthwhile reflecting on the effects a desire to be recognised has on our hobby. It seems that when uncontrolled, such craving may erode away joys of astro-imaging and even lead to bitterness and unhappiness.
mirkodog
09 Feb, 2019 23:20
Truth!!! Too much “pixel inspecting” going on.  Just enjoy!
Snjór
09 Feb, 2019 23:29
Slawomir
I feel it might be worthwhile reflecting on the effects a desire to be recognised has on our hobby. It seems that when uncontrolled, such craving may erode away joys of astro-imaging and even lead to bitterness and unhappiness.

^^^this^^^. Well said Slawomir.
mirkodog
10 Feb, 2019 05:48
Astrophotography in general, in of itself seems so detached from experiencing the beauty of the night sky anyway.  I heard someone once said,  the hobby is mostly filled with efforts of looking down  and getting something to “work” rather than looking up, and experiencing the wonders of above visually.  There’s definitely some truth to that.  Radiohead said, “ambition makes you look pretty ugly.”  I thought astrobin was created mainly as a crowdsourcing tool to begin with; and not really a website dedicated for the pursuits of badges and trophies.  The reason I like astrobin is because I can post and share with other people the tools used to acquire images…as well as post and see images without the loss of quality such as you see on Instagram or Facebook.
 
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