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Quote:. A guy who can take an 8" astrotech and wow me is tops in my book!
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Quote:Prize winners — image processing categoryThere were 1189 entries in the image processing category, where contestants had to find promising data in the archive and process them into an attractive image. The top ten entries ranked by the jury are our prize winners; the top five of these were incredibly close and all impressed the judges in different ways.http://www.spacetelescope.org/announcements/ann1211/First prize and winner of the public vote:Josh Lake, star-forming region NGC 1763Second prize:Andre van der Hoeven, spiral galaxy Messier 77Third prize:Judy Schmidt, star XZ TauriFourth prize:Renaud Houdinet, nebula Chamaeleon IFifth prize:Robert Gendler, spiral galaxy Messier 96Robert Gendler (USA) is a well known figure in the amateur image processing world. His version of Hubble’s image of NGC 3190 is the default desktop image on new Apple computers. Robert submitted a number of excellent images into the competition. This image of Messier 96 was the jury’s favourite.
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Quote:Bob, Look into Johhny Paglioli (Gianni), he is one of the Three G's of Officina Stellare. He is literally the most gorgeous processor in the universe, a delightful personality, knows PS in and out, great English, and if he's coming over with Gino and Gianni2, it would be a natural. He spoke at WSP last year and did well. Thank you guys for incl me in such a list of artists!
Quote:What about the NASA/ESA imaging competition?
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Quote:Quote:What about the NASA/ESA imaging competition?
How nice to see my name passing by here I would think of:
Josef Popsl (capella observatories)
and many others...
Quote:If you're trying to select speakers...I'd be more interested in the topics than in the presenter. What would get me interested? Some serious coverage of the PixInsight platform would get my attention. In terms of people: Juan Conejero, Manuel Jimenez, Vicent Peris, Carlos Milovic, Rogelio Bernal Andreo, Steve Leshin. Juan Conejero is a walking encyclopedia of image processing knowledge and he communicates his knowledge extremely well - at least in a written format. His support posts over in the PixInsight forum are typically mini-lessons all by themself and do a good job of putting complex processing concepts into laymen's terms.I wouldn't mind seeing some presentations on using our equipment for stuff other than pretty pictures. Lowell Observatory has a bunch of people who can talk on pro-am collaboration. Tim Puckett of Apogee is extremely personable and has some knowledge in this area as well. I'd be really interested in a speaker who's doing some great astrophotography with mortal equipment. $250,000 of gear and a mountain top location and I expect you to turn out APOD quality work every time you boot up the laptop. Show me a guy who's doing it on a blue collar budget with say....less than $10k of equipment.In the same sort of vein....find me a speaker that can talk about setting up a remote site....without having to spend huge cash to do it. Show me how to put my $20k imaging rig somewhere dark and remote in a permanent arrangement that doesn't require me to break open the kids college funds to pay for it.What would I not be interested in? Going to see a speaker who's going to talk about all the same curves, high pass filters, clipping masks and other stuff that I can get from dozens of online tutorials.That's just my rapidly depreciating 2 cents....Mike
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Quote: Sedat, I'll look in to Manuel Jimenez and no! i'm not listening to you because your not coming this year.
Quote:Hi all I'm starting to put together speakers for NEAIC 2013 and I was wondering who you all think the top five are. Please post names and any other contact info you may have..Bob
Quote:If you're trying to select speakers...I'd be more interested in the topics than in the presenter.
I'd be really interested in a speaker who's doing some great astrophotography with mortal equipment.