Northeast Astro-Imaging Conference 2015

Posted by David Eicher
on Monday, April 27, 2015

The Northeast Astro-Imaging Conference exhibits get underway in Suffern, New York, April 16, 2015. // Credit: David J. Eicher
So much has happened in the last few days that I am still desperately trying to catch up after my return from New York.

One of the great events I had the pleasure to attend was the annual Northeast Astro-Imaging Conference (NEAIC), a specialized pair of days dedicated to capturing the sky with cameras. This event, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Suffern, New York, April 16–17, 2015, showcased a wide variety of expert speakers on astrophotography.

First, special thanks to Bob Moore, Mike Peoples, and the other organizers of NEAIC. They do a sensational job putting on this show each year, and I think we had some 140 attendees in 2015.

The talks covered a range of topics for those interested in lunar and planetary imaging or deep-sky photography and with lots of details about processing.

Well-known personalities of NEAIC returned for more detailed talks, which were highly popular with the listeners. They included Thierry Legault speaking on using a Sony A7 for astroimaging; Jerry Lodriguss on PHD 2 for autoguiding; Chris Go delivering his great guide to planetary imaging; and Doug George on CCD versus CMOS.

Many other talks held the audience’s attention over the affair, with Steve Walters describing hunting supernovae; Matt Penn describing advanced citizen science projects; Gordon Haynes on making choices; and Ron Diullio delivering his introduction to imaging.

What a pair of days it was! My head was left spinning with the incredible details from some of these amazing presentations.

For all images from the trip, visit the Online Reader Gallery.

For related blogs, see:
    Northeast Astronomy Forum, part one
    Northeast Astronomy Forum, part two

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