Arnt you doing a PIC of the month for the March winners ?
Yes…I just saw this comment! My apologies Nigel!
Askar FRA500/5.6 APO 90MM
ZWO 2600 MC-Pro
For our image of the month competition we designed a points system. This would helped the judging considerably as well as level the playing field up giving a fairer, balanced reflection of equipment, location and skill.
The $Money will invariably come out on top.
As you know I also think you should add a 2 points for not using PCC.
Besides the points system we used (shown below), an outside independent judge and members votes chose the winning image, i.e. independent outside judge giving points on favourite 3 images they choose giving accordingly 5 – 3 & 1 points.
The information required on an image must contain good details – e.g add to the description when uploading images(s).
Type of mount: Alt-AZ or Star Adventurer + 2.
EQ3 – EQ5 +1.
Advanced mount +0.
Type of Camera: DSLR +2.
Light pollution: City +2
Focal length: Greater than 750mm +2
500mm – 750mm +1
Less than 500mm +0
Data, total integration: Over 3 hours +3
2 to 3 hours +2
1 to 2 hours +1
Less than 1 hour +0
Regarding the point system- more data by itself doesn’t necessarily make a good image. Lots of poor data or poor processing can be surpassed by less but good data and better processing. In fact, I’d be tempted to add points for getting a good image with minimal data.
I see some have pictures with their name and some do not…. Did I miss some option?
I sent you my picture for this week and was not posted. Why?
Which Pic? I did not see one for you this week
The Google Drive is full
Greg’s photos are spectacular!
I have been trying to enter images for over a month now…. your The Google Drive is full!!! and somehow folks load images that are over 15MB?
Abe, I have been getting Images the whole time. Are you using the correct link?
Still having the same issue….. I using the link from this page (where it says “Click here to Drop your files in our Google Drive” ), it always stops at the end of attempting to load, it has a popup that says Your Storage is full, But Storage or clear up space to upload files. Also, On the left it say 15GB of 15GB used
Same thing happened in March. but finally tonight, I was able to see that finally there was more than 15GB allowed, and I uploaded my M42. Thanks 🙂
Glad you got it !!!
I forgot to put my name in the text file for the M42. Last week’s picture of the week.
Abe Jones aka @DIY_NASA
Point’s and/or entries should be deducted/excluded using Photometric Colour Calibration – Colour should reflect own equipment and talent(s). Its basically cheating.
Interesting Point. Perhaps something to bring up on the next show