Please join us at our next regular meeting on February 21st! We will be treated to a talk about Astrophotography by Rob Pettengill.
7:00 – 7:20 Welcome and Member Share (if you have news to share and want to show an image with it, please submit by Tuesday before the meeting. Put SHARE in the subject heading, please.
7:25 – 8:25 Program: Astrophography – Rob Pettingill
8:30 – 9:00 Critiques: Abstracts
About Rob – “I received my first telescope when I was eight. It was the best gift ever. I’ve been a lover of the night sky ever since.
Developing my own images was a relaxing way to learn skills I needed for my research. I implemented signal processing algorithms as custom integrated circuits for medical applications and digital speech at Stanford and Texas Instruments. Later I built computer aided design and knowledge management systems for MCC and Schlumberger. I now apply what I’ve learned in computation, electronics, and imaging as an astrophotographer. I also enjoy urban sidewalk astronomy and traveling with my wife for dark sky adventures.
My passions are to create digital images and techniques that capture the extraordinary range of light and space in the heavens as high definition, high dynamic range, images. We live in a golden age of astronomical discovery and sharing knowledge and the beauty of the night sky is my vocation.
The best of my images are optimized for HDR prints using dyes infused into specially coated aluminum sheets. This process produces large format, exquisitely detailed, images. With the contrast and transparency of images in the telescope eyepiece, they capture the excitement and emotional impact of the night sky.”
Please resize your images to 2000 pixels on the long side, and resolution of 72 ppi. Rename files as follows: 1FirstName_LastName.jpg, 2FirstName_LastName.jpg
Remember, when showing your images, you may ask for a critique or suggestions for improvement from members, or simply “show and tell” your image.
Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, February 19th. Please put “February Critiques” in the subject line.
Dues for 2019 are $12.
New members joining after the first of the year will pay a prorated amount. You may pay by check at the next meeting or mail to our treasurer, Winifred Simon, at 600 Red Hawk Road, Wimberley, TX 78676, or pay using PayPal.
- If you have a Facebook account, you may join our club’s Closed Group page and keep up with current member news as well as postings of Calls for Entry that you may wish to enter, or share other important or interesting information with our group. Go to HCPC Members. You must be a paid member to post and use this account. It is the easiest and best way to keep current on photo opps and member news. Carolyn Whiteside is the administrator of this page – thank you Carolyn!
- You may also send a write-up of Accomplishments and Awards information that you would like to share on our website by submitting your information in a concise manner, and email to Art Arizpe at email@example.com.