Duncan Kitchin Presentation Files
WHAT DID YOU LIKE BEST:
David Haworth - Interesting topic showing us what an amature can do in the extreme! I thought it might be too technical, but it was good!
Neil Heacock - Always excellent, great practical info we can use right away,
Barry - Thanks for walking us through Registax - I've always had prblems with it before.
Ken Hose - Good explanation of G2V process.
Neil Heacock - Maximizing imaging time - practical!
Tom Carrico - Excellent ideas for backyard remote!
Greg Marshall - I enjoyed the "artsy" aspect of image production: it was a good break from the highly technical talks.
Variety of topics, new topics (spectrum, G2V, Prep, etc).
The knowlesge gained from the group of presenters as well as the conversation and new ideas gained from the assembled group who were at the conference.
Images Plus discussion was the most immediately practical topic.
Talk on image composition was very thought provoking and enjoyable.
Liked the wildly varying topics. Leanrned something from everyone.
All were good.
I learned the most from Neil's, Duncan's and Tom's presentations.
I liked the Registax demo.
It went very well. A good balance of topics.
David's great work in an exclusive area of imaging.
Duncan's talk on narrowband imaging.
All of the presentation were very good.
Astro scheduling, composition, tips & tricks, tools.
I'm so glad Neil refused to let this conference die! I've been attending since MHCC Imaging The Sky conference.
This is just a fantastic seminar/conference.
Quasars, webcam, G2V, Prep.
Letting us download the presentations onto our computers.
The price was great... FREE! Thanks.
All the hard work going into this workshop. I liked all the presentations and found all very helpful.
It was great to cover wide field astrophotography this year.
All good stuff.
Timing control much better!
Tom's tips was great.
David's quasar - impressive work.
Very smooth presentation. Enjoyed very much.
WHAT NEEDED TO BE IMPROVED:
Twice a year?
Longer breaks to have additional discussions.
Schedule away from new moon!
Breaks in the afternoon.
Composition could have used better graphics - i.e. to show grids over things.
More breaks (5 to 10 minutes).
A bit noisy environment.
Have one lab.
Better timing on the room.
SUGGESTIONS FOR TOPICS, LABS, OR SESSIONS NEXT TIME:
Keep the annual astrophoto class!
As with this one, continue to have basic astrophotography info along with more technical topics.
Do a live demo of Deep Sky Stacker or similar demo. Show how to stretch, balance the levels, etc.
Continue themes of overview of software packages.
New and revisited topics (MaxIm DL, Photoshop).
Photoshop Elements and other low cost and free solutions.
What was presented was good. Perhaps more info towards the astrophotographer with a limited budget.
Lots of software programs were discussed. I'm not going to buy copies of many of them and would like to see some comparison of various software packages to be able to determine what software would be best to invest limited funds in.
Keep the varies topics and speakers. made it very interesting and kept me attentive.
The usual is fine.
Add a few more hand's on demos or equipment show and tells.
Building a light box.
Exposure times for common targets with DSLR's.
CCD cameras with multiple filters.
Common product how to's.
Contrasting products in a category such as Nebulosity vs. CCDSoft vs. CCSStack vs. AIP4WIN, etc.
More on wide field.
Value of "live view" function of newer cameras.
Update on using Noel Carboni's Tools in Photoshop.
Use of photography for science and discovery instead of just pretty pictures (David H. is great on this).
Using Live View for planet/moon pix - imitating style of web cams.
Hands on image work.
More on narrowband imaging.
Paint Shop Pro demo.
Telescope control software.