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Old 26-08-2011, 11:55 AM
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Thoughts on standard info to accompany image posts ?

I see a lot of amazing images posted here, but there seems to be a trend to just post the image and not much info about it, what equipment was used etc...

I find seeing an image is only part of it. A lot can be learned about the details used to capture and process the image.

I would like to propose that when at all possible our members include some basic information about their images:

eg

Location: Back yard from light polluted area or crystal clear mountain top
Telescope: eg RCOS 12.5 or WO110 or AP155 etc...
Focal Length: native 900m or 760 with 6.3 reducer etc..
Mount: Paramount ME or GPDX, etc...
Camera:
Canon 5D, STL, QHY10 etc....
Guiding: Orion Starshoot, PHD etc..., Unguided
Filters: eg IDAS LPS
Image Data: 10 x 4 min Lum, 10 x RGB Binned 2x2 etc....
Processing: Calibration and stacking using tools X, Final processing tool Y etc...

This info at a minimum allows us to learn what image scales, cameras and scopes make good combinations and takes no more than a few minutes to add to a posting.

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Old 26-08-2011, 12:11 PM
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Possibly being such a small gathering of people, we get to know what others have so maybee it gets missed at times, plus over-info can be tedious. Still a valid point for the basics for others to learn by.
Processing.... Can be a bit of an issue for some as we all have our little tricks we like, plus by the time an image is finished it might read like a book.
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Old 26-08-2011, 12:18 PM
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Great idea

Great idea simple and easy to read, but most of the guys here provide the infomation I need anyway.
Regards Paul.
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Old 26-08-2011, 12:34 PM
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I and many others have that info under our images at our website...but plenty of people rush through posts and miss it anyway
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Old 26-08-2011, 12:37 PM
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I and many others have that info under our images at our website...but plenty of people rush through posts and miss it anyway
Yep that has been my experience too. I often get asked what gear I used to obtain the shot and yet if a person were to scroll down the information is there to read.

Not many people don't have information about there gear.
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Old 26-08-2011, 01:20 PM
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Maybe it was a sample of the ones I was looking at recently that had no info.

for example

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=79791
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=79782
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=79739
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=79117
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=78746

Anyway just a thought. for those that do provide info great. keep doing it

For those that dont. Think about doing it
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Old 26-08-2011, 01:23 PM
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Processing.... Can be a bit of an issue for some as we all have our little tricks we like, plus by the time an image is finished it might read like a book.
Agreed. While this would be wonderful but usually not practical as each image would end up being a 5 page dissertation.


Any info though is better than none.
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Old 26-08-2011, 02:01 PM
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I have since day dot included all info!

Example: http://scratch.hqphotography.com.au/ngc3372_50pc.html

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Old 26-08-2011, 02:17 PM
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I really enjoy viewing the images posted here and elsewhere and I appreciate it when the technical details are posted - it's a great way for us to all learn.
If I see a nice image posted without technical details and it gets my curiosity I don't hesitate to ask for info.
The one thing I like to know is if any field flattener or coma corrector was used and if so which one. In fact I'll be adding this to the standard template I use on my website soon... It's in the mysql database, just not published on the webpage yet.

James

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Recent example:
http://deepspaceplace.com/show.php?id=ngc2070c

Last edited by Moon; 26-08-2011 at 02:19 PM. Reason: added an example
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