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Now can I make a suggestion for how this POTD idea could be even better.
I browse around many Astro forums but the reason I like TSS above all others is that it is much more friendly and encouraging to beginners - particularly beginner AP'rs. There is a recognition that people may not have the time or resources to buy the very best top notch equipment and spend the enormous amount of time to put together the breathtaking images which we all love so much, but that their images are no less worthy for that. I personally have been made to feel very welcome and been very encouraged by the willingness of people to help me develop and grow in the hobby when I have shown images which, while I am proud of them, are far from what would be considered standard AOPD fare on other sites.
So,with that in mind can I respectfully suggest we can make suggestions for POTD which may not be spectacular but which, taking all circumstances into account, is worthy of recognition. I'm thinking here of situations where, for example, we may have a beginners early picture, taken on an ALT-AZ in Bortle 8 but which, all things considered, is a really good effort. Or a situation (as I'm going to propose below) where someone has coaxed a nice image out of "sub-optimal" equipment.
I am not suggesting that we don't award POTD to the fantastic images like yesterdays or the one Oz has suggested today - clearly those are very worthy of recognition, -but if we are doing it every day I think there is room to recognizes different types of achievement.
What say everyone else?
Therefore, my proposal (not for 28th as I agree with Oz on that one), but for a future date, is the moon image in Marks post below. Its a nice image but the way he's got it, the equipment hes' used and the obvious enjoyment he has got from doing it makes it wonderful.
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And you do make excellent points.
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Your idea is laudable, but every time we make a suggestion for picking this or that, someone has to do the picking.
Right now, Gordon goes through every image submitted every day to determine who gets the award, so your idea, as wonderfully intentioned as it is, means that there will need to be someone (Gordon) who will have to take the time to do it.
I'm not saying he or someone else won't, I'm just putting this out there.
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You figured out my plan....
I still want members suggestions and recommendations as its really nice to have some to pick from on those busy days when I can't find the time to go through and find a TSS APOD.
In the mean time the only qualification is it need to be the members image taken with their own equipment. (Yes cell phone images qualify!).
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Jockinireland wrote: ↑Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:49 amI personally have been made to feel very welcome and been very encouraged by the willingness of people to help me develop and grow in the hobby when I have shown images which, while I am proud of them, are far from what would be considered standard AOPD fare on other sites.
Jockinireland wrote: ↑Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:49 amTherefore, my proposal (not for 28th as I agree with Oz on that one), but for a future date, is the moon image in Marks post below. Its a nice image but the way he's got it, the equipment hes' used and the obvious enjoyment he has got from doing it makes it wonderful.
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