I can assure you that I have not the power to change the sub-forum name and I don't expect anyone else to do that either.
But it is really hard to come up with anything in astronomy which is not electronically assisted in some manner. So I consider the term "EAA" to be hopelessly imprecise and generally choose not to use it.
From my perspective I'm fine with others calling it whatever they wish and I've no intention to ask the moderators/administrators to change the name of the sub-forum.
But I'll generally not be calling what we (and I'll include our beloved NV folk) do "EAA". And yes, I consider NV to be imaging and the imager to be a sort of camera. If it weren't so expensive I'd be doing some NV myself.
It’s not a camera, it’s not imaging, and has no similarity to AP unless you combine it with a camera.
IMO continually using a term that is rebadging the forum to another name and has nothing to do with methods used for a strong and growing method of EAA, only serves to confuse people.
I’ve seen you use the term as a method describing what you do - fine, but when new people come here and you rebadge the whole forum, how is that helpful and not confusing to the person that just had their thread moved by a moderator who describes it a better fit in EAA?
We had this discussion many times with members that disagree with the EAA badge but when does it stop? If everyone just comes up with their own name for it and welcomes new people to the forum by saying “hey that’s a good fit for the ______ sub-forum”, a lot of new people will be confused.
So, welcome to the PEE forum (Photocathode Enhanced Eyepiece forum)!
Do we really want that? Does that have anything to do with your method of observation?
I have no disagreement that OAP describes what you do in methods. It just misses out on what others are doing that the EAA umbrella term includes.
I would have preferred the forum remain the Video Astronomy forum as a term to describe NRTV and included everything, every type camera, NV, etc when used to describe NRTV
Obviously others disagreed because they weren’t using Video cameras and thought of it purely as a term to describe using video cameras instead of a term to describe NRTV (which I believe wasn’t adopted because people thought it constrained the time used to acquire an image).
Anyway - a whole lot of arguments previously because of names and CN has adopted EAA and now its used just about everywhere by some people and widely used on CN so everyone knows what everyone is talking about.
Edited by Vondragonnoggin, 25 June 2019 - 08:58 AM.