This topic comes up every other year or so as new technology comes into market. From my perspective, right now there are not very many companies making cameras so there is little differentiation equipment-wise to say that "this camera is EAA gear or This camera is AP only" in fact, you all are voting with your pocket books and telling manufacturers you enjoy watching the AP process go in real time and they are happy to oblige you. Of course this does not make our jobs any easier, but that's okay. What we don't want to do is spend time hair-splitting as to whether so and so is doing EAA or not. You can be doing EAA WHILE you are imaging. What you can't do (in this forum anyways) is post process and present that image as EAA taken "in the moment".
If Jocular allows the introduction of filters into your EAA experience, then I think that's pretty cool, so long as you are observing the image in real time while it happens!
EAA at it's base form is using electronics to bring out details you can't get at an eyepiece. EAA allows those with visual disabilities to observe. It allows us to do outreach for large groups by piping the scope image out to a big screen. EAA allows those with small scopes to use electronics to make details pop out that they couldn't normally see unless their scopes were much larger.
To try and define EAA too narrowly just takes enjoyment away from what you all want to do, so keep on pushing boundaries, we are literally the ones who can.
OK, done and done. Thanks for the chime in. Steve, looks like you and the other wheelers are good to go.
Edited by Bob Campbell, 22 September 2023 - 05:34 PM.