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    Quote Originally Posted by dmbryan View Post
    You can use any scope you want. It just has to be you looking through the eyepiece.
    Interesting. This is the first astronomy related activity that might qualify my eyepieces as cheating. I'm assuming Image Intensified Eyepieces are out of the question here....

    Just to clarify a few things - my eyepieces are visual only, but they do use electronics to amplify the light. I have conventional eyepieces too, so if not allowed then no problem. Not sure if interested completely yet, but it sure sounds like fun and is nice to have a fun reason to catalog everything. I have never felt my IIE's to be cheating until after reading about the program. I do feel it would be cheating though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmbryan View Post
    You can use any scope you want. It just has to be you looking through the eyepiece.
    Interesting. This is the first astronomy related activity that might qualify my eyepieces as cheating. I'm assuming Image Intensified Eyepieces are out of the question here....

    Just to clarify a few things - my eyepieces are visual only, but they do use electronics to amplify the light. I have conventional eyepieces too, so if not allowed then no problem. Not sure if interested completely yet, but it sure sounds like fun and is nice to have a fun reason to catalog everything. I have never felt my IIE's to be cheating until after reading about the program. I do feel it would be cheating though. Which is odd in itself for me. It has been my white zone backyard savior with my little scopes.
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    Hi, I'm currently doing the M 40 sketching award, If I do a report on each one as I draw them does this qualify for the visual 30 award as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon 63 View Post
    Hi, I'm currently doing the M 40 sketching award, If I do a report on each one as I draw them does this qualify for the visual 30 award as well?
    I'm not a moderator or admin, but I dare say I do believe it will count, Falcon. If no one sees this post for a bit, you could try PM'ing one of the moderators and ask, but I am pretty certain it would count. I think you have to add the necessary information though, such as the scope(s) used, when, what the object was of course, a description. All the stuff that would be necessary for confirmation purposes. Sounds like a great idea, kill two birds with one stone. Oh yeah, and you have to submit a text file or Excel file of the list of Messiers observed with all that info in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon 63 View Post
    Hi, I'm currently doing the M 40 sketching award, If I do a report on each one as I draw them does this qualify for the visual 30 award as well?
    If you observe and describe each object, Falcon, and present your observations with a text file, Word doc, Excel spreadsheet, or a PDF file when you achieve 30, you will of course earn the M30 Visual award.

    If you happen to sketch them at the same time and get to 40, well, the M40 award is there for you as well.
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    Default Re: Astronomy Certificate Visual Awards Program Apply Now!!!

    Hi everyone!
    I hope there's no expiration date on these awards!!
    It's been a year and only got 15 (too many personal issues)... someday I'll get there, and be good enough at finding those DSO's...

    Clear Dark Skies
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    Hello Tomas,

    take you time, no hurry at all.

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    Default Re: Astronomy Certificate Visual Awards Program Apply Now!!!

    Updated with new instructions, page for awards, and medals.
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    Default Re: Astronomy Certificate Visual Awards Program Apply Now!!!

    Some people asked about these questions so added to FAQ:

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    1) If I add a future report to the wiki, for an object, and someone has a report on there will it erase their report?
    No worries there is a history there which you can't really do damage as we can simply see past pages/edits As long as you don't copy on top or delete something, you will be ok.

    2) Do I not update my M30, M70 or M110 thread and only the wiki object page?
    It is recommened to submit to your M30/70/110 thread as usual and the wiki page for each object ie Both.
    Just keep a notepad with your details and it will be quite fast to add to the wiki pages. This will only a few seconds to each submission. Even better, it will allow you to compare to others observations for the same object with different apertures and viewing conditions.
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