AstroImage 2006 Talks
For AstroImage 2006, the Orange County
Astronomers is pleased to again bring you a
strong lineup of speakers and talks.
The conference is kicked off on Friday evening with
our Imaging Social, to let you meet your online
imaging friends in person, see old friends, meet new
friends, and talk shop with other imagers. You will
be able to pick up your registration packets at this
|On Friday evening, we will also again host a session
aimed mainly at less experienced astroimagers. OCA
member Alan Smallbone will present an introduction to
digital imaging with DSLR cameras and several of the
low-cost CCD cameras that have recently entered the
market, such as the Meade DSI and the Orion
StarShoot. The session is oriented toward beginners,
but all imagers are invited to attend and provide
tips and encouragement.
We are also providing a simultaneous session covering
intermediate and advanced Photoshop techniques
applicable to astroimaging for more advanced imagers.
The Saturday sessions continue the OCA's tradition of
providing a quality lineup of speakers to advance the
art of astroimaging. NOTE: The following listings are
subject to change. The order of listings does not
reflect the presentation order at this time.
On Saturday evening, well-known astrophotographer
and image processing expert Tony
Hallas will speak to us on the topic of
Imaging for Print.
On Sunday morning, we are pleased to offer an
optional special insider's tour of Palomar
Observatory, hosted by Scott Kardel from Caltech. The
200-inch Hale telescope and at least one other
telescope will be featured on this tour through this
historical facility. The tour will be specifically
geared toward the imaging that is being done
currently at this observatory; Palomar is still doing
world-class research because of its innovative
imaging equipment and techniques.