Just a stepping stone to greatness for others And a scope or two or three or four http://www.deer-pond-observatory.com
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.
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.
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Quote:One thing I don't see presented very often is automation. Software has changed so dramatically and has enabled most of the difficult tasks simple. You don't need a remote site to enjoy the benefits. Many beginners do not understand plate solving and the benefits associated with it. It's a lot easier to capture a lot of data and sleep at night for a small cost of $99
The Hole in the Trees Skybox CPC1100, SXVR-H694, ASI120MM
Imaging automation by Sequence Generator Pro and FireCapture
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Takahashi EM-200 GEM/Vixen Super Polaris
Its true - in any hobby - that someone can do things better than you. However, not to do something because you aren't the best would ignore the value and satisfaction of the journey.(TimN)
Quote:Kevin, can you give me more info, on the software your talking about i did a search on Sequence Generator and come up with a lot of random stuff.
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