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
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
I double checked there are only 3 pics in the entire drive from you
The question was from a month ago. No worries I loaded the picture again.
The Google Drive is full
Greg’s photos are spectacular!
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