Recent Conferences





Mid-States Regional Astronomical League Convention

Held in Kansas City, Mo on June 1st - 3rd, 2012 at the University of Missouri Student Union.


MSRAL Home Page

2012 Mid States Regional Astronomical League Convention
The following are the presentations that I gave on 6/2/2012 and 6/3/2012.
The presentations are provided in the original PowerPoint versions as well as PDF versions.

Webcam Imaging Presentation - Powerpoint Version
Webcam Imaging Presentation - PowerPoint Version - 10 Mb


Webcam Imaging Presentation - PDF Version
Webcam Imaging Presentation - PDF Version - 3 Mb


Jupiter 06192005 Animation
Jupiter 06192005 Animation - 201 Kb


Jupiter 08022009 Animation
Jupiter 08022009 Animation - 1.2 Mb


Saturn Animation
Saturn Animation - 72 Kb


Registax Animation
Registax Animation - 11 Mb
Total file sizes ~26 Mb. Download all of the files into the same folder.
PowerPoint presentation on webcam imaging of planets given at the Mid States Regional Astronomical League Conventuion June 2, 2012.
Windows Media Player version 9 is embedded within the presentation for playing animations so you need to have Media Player version 9 or higher to play the animations.
Webcam Imaging Workshop - Powerpoint Version
Webcam Imaging Workshop - PowerPoint Version - 14 Mb


Webcam Imaging Workshop - PDF Version
Webcam Imaging Workshop - PDF Version - 3 Mb


Registax 4.1 Installer
Registax 4.1 Installer - 964 Kb


Image-J Installer
Image-J Installer - 27 Mb


AstraImage 3.0 SI Demo
AstraImage 3.0 SI Demo - 3 Mb


NeatImage 6 Demo
NeatImage 6 Demo - 1.5 Mb


The Gimp Installer for Windows
The Gimp Installer for Windows - 74.5 Mb
Total file sizes ~107 Mb.
PowerPoint workshop presentation on webcam imaging of planets given at the Mid States Regional Astronomical League Conventuion June 3, 2012.


Mid-west Astronomical Imaging Conference

Held in Chicago, IL on June 20 - 21, 2008 at the Northern Illinois University, Hoffman Estates Meeting Center.


Sky and Telescope Article

MWAIC Home Page

MWAIC Agenda

This was the second imaging conference that I have attended. I attended the conference with the intention of learning more about photoshop and hearing from Bob Pilz about his lunar imaging techniques. The conference trip was extended into a trip to see family in Michigan where I did get one night of imaging from nortern Michigan using my Watec 120N camera.

MWAIC 2008
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Vendor Area

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Presentations

APOD
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CCDStack Presentation
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MaxIm DL Presentation
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East Coast Astronomical Imaging Conference

Held in Philadelphia, PA on August 11 - 13, 2006


Sky and Telescope Article

This was the first imaging conference that I have attended. I attended the conference with the intention of learning image capture and processing techniques that would improve the quality of my planetary images. Although the conference emphasized deep sky imaging methods I was able to away enough from the conference to make the trip worth while.

ECCAI
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A group photo taken on the last day of the conference.

Group Photo
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Vendor Display Area.

Vendor Displays
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Saturday Break-out.

Saturday Break
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Speakers. On the left is Carlos Milovic, a core programmer for Pleiades Software. On the right is Richard Berry, co-author of "The Handbook of Astronomical Image Processing".

Saturday Break
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Imaging Tips. These two slides pretty much sum up what anyone needs to do in order improve their astro images.

Imaging Checklist
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Four Basic Factors
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